## anonymous one year ago What is the solution to the equation x + 9.5 = 27.5?

1. UsukiDoll

subtract 9.5 on both sides. remember to line up the decimal points.

2. DecentNabeel

$x+9.5=27.5\quad :\quad x=18$

3. pooja195

@DecentNabeel better to guide than give the answer

4. DecentNabeel

ok @pooja195

5. anonymous

thx i accidentally put this question in

6. UsukiDoll

it's alright . nice username though @3.141592653589

7. anonymous

thx

8. DecentNabeel

$\mathrm{Multiply\:both\:sides\:by\:}10$ $10x+10\cdot \:9.5=10\cdot \:27.5$ $10x+95=275$ $\mathrm{Subtract\:}95\mathrm{\:from\:both\:sides}$ $10x+95-95=275-95$ $10x=180$ divided 10 on both sides x=18