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    solve for x

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

    5.8= X-0.86X
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    Terms on the right are "like terms"

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

    Can you solve from here?
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    Quote Originally Posted by caperjay View Post
    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?
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    Quote Originally Posted by caperjay View Post
    5.8= X-0.86X
    Multiply by 100:
    100x - 86x = 580
    Get my drift?
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