# How do you solve #232.5=-77.5s#?

##### 2 Answers

Feb 29, 2016

#### Answer:

s = -3

#### Explanation:

reverse the equation ( although not compulsory) to obtain.

#- 77.5s = 323.5# now divide both sides by -77.5

#(cancel(-77.5)s)/cancel(-77.5) = 232.5/-77.5 rArr s = - 3#

Feb 29, 2016

#### Answer:

#### Explanation:

Making the numbers easier: Multiply both sides by 10

To make s positive: multiply both sides by (-1)

To 'get s on its own' divide both sides by 775

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