How do you solve #2.2x  5= 2( 1.4x + 3)#?
1 Answer
Explanation:
Use order of operations (PEMDAS).

Solve inside parentheses first. Since
#(1.4x+3)# cannot be simplified any more, skip this step. 
There are no exponents, so skip this step.

Multiply
#2(1.4x+3)# by distributing the#2# . There is no division, so do not worry about dividing anything.
#2.2x  5= color(red)(2(1.4x + 3))#
#2.2x  5= color(red)(2(1.4x)+2(3))#
#2.2x  5= color(red)(2.8x+6)# 
Since we cannot simplify the equation by adding or subtracting, skip this step.

Isolate and solve for
#x# .
#color(red)(0.6x)5=6#
#0.6x=color(red)11#
#x=11/0.6=18.33#
EXTRA STEP: If your teacher wants the answer in fraction form, technically