# SOLUTION: Can you assist me with the following problem 0.08x+0.5(x+100)=73.2 0.08x+0.5x+0.50=73.2 x=40 Thank you for your help

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 Question 118641: Can you assist me with the following problem 0.08x+0.5(x+100)=73.2 0.08x+0.5x+0.50=73.2 x=40 Thank you for your helpFound 2 solutions by jim_thompson5910, Nellene Mae:Answer by jim_thompson5910(28717)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website! Start with the given equation Distribute Multiply both sides by 100 to move the decimal on each number 2 times. This will make every number a whole number. Distribute and multiply Combine like terms on the left side Subtract 5000 from both sides Combine like terms on the right side Divide both sides by 58 to isolate x Divide -------------------------------------------------------------- Answer: So our answer is Answer by Nellene Mae(3)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!x=40