1. ## solve for x

could someone please explain step by step how to solve for x? here is the equation.

5.8= X-0.86X

2. Terms on the right are "like terms"

$\displaystyle 5.8= X-0.86X \implies 5.8= 1X-0.86X \implies 5.8= 0.14X$

Can you solve from here?

3. Originally Posted by caperjay
could someone please explain step by step how to solve for x? here is the equation.

5.8= X-0.86X
5.8 = x(1 - 0.86)

can you finish?

4. Originally Posted by caperjay
5.8= X-0.86X
Multiply by 100:
100x - 86x = 580
Get my drift?