How do you solve # .2x + .05x = 2 #?

1 Answer
Mar 24, 2017

Answer:

See the entire solution process below:

Explanation:

First, combine the like terms on the left side of the equation:

#.2x + 0.05x = 2#

#(0.2 + 0.05)x = 2#

#0.25x = 2#

Now, divide each side of the equation by #color(red)(0.25)# to solve for #x# while keeping the equation balanced:

#(0.25x)/color(red)(0.25) = 2/color(red)(0.25)#

#(color(red)(cancel(color(black)(0.25)))x)/cancel(color(red)(0.25)) = 8#

#x = 8#