# How do you solve x - 1 1/4 = - 6?

May 2, 2018

$- 4.75$

#### Explanation:

$x - 1 \frac{1}{4} = - 6$

Turn the fraction into a decimal

$x - 1.25 = - 6$

Add $1.25$ to each side

$x - 1.25 + 1.25 = - 6 + 1.25$

$x = - 4.75$