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

Mar 24, 2017

See the entire solution process below:

#### Explanation:

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

$.2 x + 0.05 x = 2$

$\left(0.2 + 0.05\right) x = 2$

$0.25 x = 2$

Now, divide each side of the equation by $\textcolor{red}{0.25}$ to solve for $x$ while keeping the equation balanced:

$\frac{0.25 x}{\textcolor{red}{0.25}} = \frac{2}{\textcolor{red}{0.25}}$

$\frac{\textcolor{red}{\cancel{\textcolor{b l a c k}{0.25}}} x}{\cancel{\textcolor{red}{0.25}}} = 8$

$x = 8$