How do you solve -4.4s - 2 = -5.5s - 4.2?

Jun 16, 2015

Get the terms with $s$ on one side, then solve for $s$.

Explanation:

$- 4.4 s - 2 = - 5.5 s - 4.2$

Add $5.5 s$ to both sides of the equation.

$1.1 s - 2 = - 4.2$

Add $2$ to both sides.

$1.1 s = - 2.2$

Divide both sides by $1.1$

$s = - 2$