# How do you solve 38.8 - 9 . 7 t = - 6 7 . 9?

Apr 14, 2018

Solving for $t$ gives an answer of $11$.

#### Explanation:

First, you gather LIKE TERMS on each side of the equation, so for this question, we'll put everything with a $t$ on the left side, and everything without a $t$ on the right:

$- 9.7 t = - 67.9 - 38.8$

Then we simplify each side (the left already is):

$- 9.7 t = 106.7$

Now, we want $t$ all by itself, so since it is multiplied by $- 9.7$, we will divide both sides by $- 9.7$ (because you always have to do the same thing to each side of an equation to KEEP it equal)

$\frac{- 9.7 t}{-} 9.7 = \frac{106.7}{-} 9.7$

$t = 11$