# Which is the solution to the equation 0.5x+4.2= 5.9?

Dec 20, 2016

I got $x = \frac{17}{5} = 3.4$

#### Explanation:

We can write it as:
$\frac{5}{10} x + \frac{42}{10} = \frac{59}{10}$
Cancel all the $10$ and we can solve:
$5 x + 42 = 59$
$5 x = 59 - 42$
$5 x = 17$
$x = \frac{17}{5} = 3.4$