# Thread: simple solve for x

1. ## simple solve for x

I haven't been in school in a while, and forgot how to solve for x on this type of problem.... Please help if you can. Thanks!

.277 = (2004.9 - x) / 2004.9

2. Originally Posted by HowardChr
I haven't been in school in a while, and forgot how to solve for x on this type of problem.... Please help if you can. Thanks!

.277 = (2004.9 - x) / 2004.9
$0.277=\frac{2004.9-x}{2004.9}$
$2004.9-x=0.277\times2004.9$
$-x=0.277\times2004.9-2004.9$
$x=-0.277\times2004.9+2004.9=2004.9\times0.723$