# How do you solve -18 1/4 = 2.50x?

Jul 8, 2015

Change $- 18 \frac{1}{4}$ to $- 18.25$. Divide both sides by $2.50$ to get $x = - 7.3$.

#### Explanation:

$- 18 \frac{1}{4} = 2.50 x$

$- 18 \frac{1}{4} = - 18.25$

$- 18.25 = 2.50 x$

Divide both sides of the equation by $2.50$.

$- \frac{18.25}{2.50} = x$

$- 7.3 = x$

Switch sides.

$x = - 7.3$