# How do you solve 1.5s - 1.2 - s = 0.5?

Jan 6, 2016

s = 3.4

#### Explanation:

collect terms with s in them on left hand side and the numbers to the right hand side of the equation.

$\Rightarrow 1.5 s - s = 0.5 + 1.2$

$\Rightarrow 0.5 s = 1.7$

$\Rightarrow s = \frac{1.7}{0.5} = 3.4$