# How do you solve 3k - 5.91= - 2.52?

Mar 9, 2018

$k = 1.13$

#### Explanation:

You first get the variable alone on one side. You move the $- 5.91$ over by adding $5.91$ to both sides. $3 k = 3.39$. Then divide both sides by $3. k = 1.13$.

Mar 9, 2018

$k = 1.13$

#### Explanation:

Solve:

$3 k - 5.91 = - 2.52$

Add $5.91$ to both sides.

$3 k = - 5.91 + 5.91 = - 2.52 + 5.91$

Simplify.

$3 k + 0 = 3.39$

$3 k = 3.39$

Divide both sides by $3$.

$\frac{{\textcolor{red}{\cancel{\textcolor{b l a c k}{3}}}}^{1} k}{\textcolor{red}{\cancel{\textcolor{b l a c k}{3}}}} ^ 1 = \frac{3.39}{3}$

Simplify.

$k = 1.13$