# SOLUTION: Could you show me how to solve this problem using the method of clearing the decimals? 0.2x+3=0.4(x-1)

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 Question 348061: Could you show me how to solve this problem using the method of clearing the decimals? 0.2x+3=0.4(x-1)Found 2 solutions by mananth, jim_thompson5910:Answer by mananth(12270)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!0.2x+3=0.4(x-1) ... the maximum number of decimals in the equation = 1 so multiply by 10 2x+30=4(x-1) 2x+30=4x-4 4x-2x=30+4 2x=34 x= 17 ..... If in the equation maximum digit after decimal is 2 multiply by 100 If 3 , multiply by 1000. Answer by jim_thompson5910(28715)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website! Start with the given equation. Distribute. Multiply both sides by 10 to clear out the decimals. Distribute and multiply. Subtract from both sides. Subtract from both sides. Combine like terms on the left side. Combine like terms on the right side. Divide both sides by to isolate . Reduce. ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Answer: So the solution is If you need more help, email me at jim_thompson5910@hotmail.com Also, feel free to check out my tutoring website Jim