How do you solve #1.69x+14.75=4.21x-5.87#?

1 Answer
Mar 16, 2016

Answer:

#x~~8.18#

Explanation:

#1.69x+14.75=4.21x-5.87#

Subtract #14.75# from both sides of the equation.

#1.69x=4.21x-5.87-14.75#

Simplify.

#1.69x=4.21x-20.62#

Subtract #4.21x# from both sides.

#1.69x-4.21x=-20.62#

Simplify.

#-2.52x=-20.62#

Divide both sides by #-2.52#.

#x=(-20.62)/(-2.52)#

Simplify.

#x~~8.18#