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:

#s=3#

Explanation:

Making the numbers easier: Multiply both sides by 10

#2325=-775s#

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

#775s=-2325#

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

#775/775 xx s=-2325/775#

But #775/775 = 1#

#s= -2325/775 = 3#