0.05x-2 = 0.3(x-5)
I keep getting this answer, but in the book states its x=-2 which is correct but I can't figure how?
But be careful, that wasn't your only problem- when you multiply the left side by 100, you multiply the entire left side- and you didn't do that before. 100(.05x- 2)= 100(.05x)- 100(2)= 5x- 200. That is why earboth has "200" where you had only "2".