## moazzam07 one year ago Sam bought 86 pounds of flour for his bakery. Every day he used the same amount of flour to make bakery items. After 10 days, Sam was left with 25.2 pounds of flour. On average, how many pounds of flour did Sam use each day? 3.01 pounds 5.65 pounds 6.08 pounds 11.12 pounds

1. moazzam07

I need help on this i dont get it

2. moazzam07

i men i get but i dont know how to do it

3. Kash_TheSmartGuy

86-10x=25.2 Solve for x.

4. moazzam07

how

5. taramgrant0543664

All you have to do is take the initial weight minus the weight after the 10 days and divide by the number of days this will show approximately how much flour was used each day

6. Kash_TheSmartGuy

First, subtract 86 from both sides. $(86-86)+10x=25.2-86.$

7. moazzam07

x= 6.08?

8. moazzam07

or 68?

9. taramgrant0543664

10. Kash_TheSmartGuy

It would be 6.08

11. moazzam07

i knew it

12. moazzam07

thanks @Kash_TheSmartGuy and @taramgrant0543664

13. Kash_TheSmartGuy

But @taramgrant0543664 , he needs an equation to further explaining

14. Study_together

It is 6.08 pounds each day

15. Kash_TheSmartGuy

First, subtract 86 from both sides. $(86-86)+10x=25.2-86.$ do this

16. moazzam07

ok you want me to 25.2 - 86 = -60.8

17. Study_together

first you subtract 25.2 from 86. you get 60.8. you do 60.8/10

18. moazzam07

yes i solved it

19. moazzam07

I get it now

20. Kash_TheSmartGuy

Good! Now do this$\frac{ 10x }{ 10 }=\frac{ -60.8 }{ 10 }$

21. Kash_TheSmartGuy

Good job! @moazzam07

22. taramgrant0543664

@Kash_TheSmartGuy your equation is wrong you should have 25.2+10x=86

23. moazzam07

60.8 / 10 = 6.08

24. Study_together

25. Kash_TheSmartGuy

26. taramgrant0543664

@Kash_TheSmartGuy -60.8/10 is a negative number not the positive number you are looking for

27. Kash_TheSmartGuy

Sorry, there's a problem. In my equation it should be divided by -10 instead of 10.

28. taramgrant0543664

It could also be 86-10x=25.2 but you had a + after the 86

29. Kash_TheSmartGuy