How do you solve #2x+8.5=20.4#?

2 Answers
Oct 18, 2017

Answer:

#x=5.95#

Explanation:

Subtract #8.5# from both sides of the equation so you can remove it.

#2x+cancel(8.5)=20.4-8.5#
#2x=11.9#

Divide both sides of the equation by #2# so you can solve for #x#.

#(2x)/2=11.9/2#

#:.x=5.95#

Oct 18, 2017

#2x=20.4-8.5#
#2x=11.9#
#x=5.95#