# How do you write y =-0.5x +0.8 in standard form using integers?

Nov 24, 2016

$10 y = - 5 x + 8$

#### Explanation:

Multiply both sides by 10

$y = - 0.5 x + 0.8$

$\left[10 \times y\right] \text{ "=" } \left[10 \times \left(- 0.5 x + 0.8\right)\right]$

$10 y = - 5 x + 8$

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Collins Dictionary of Mathematics states:

$\textcolor{b r o w n}{\text{Integer:}}$ A number that may be expressed as the sum or difference of two Natural Numbers....

So we have the set of numbers

{...-3,-2,-1, 0, 1, 2, 3 ....} and so on