
Example: Solve the equation (0.6)x + 0.02 = x  1.78. Solution: Writing decimals as common fractions, we have 6x/10 + 2/100 = x  178/100 L.C.M. of denominators 10 and 100 is 100. \ Multiplying both sides of the equation by 100 60x + 2 = 100x  178 Transposing 100x to L.H.S. and 2 to R.H.S. we have 60x  100x = 178  2 40x = 180. Dividing both sides by 40 we get 40x/40 = 180/40 x = 9/2 = 4.5 Verifications: Directions: Solve the following problems. Also write at least five equations with decimal coefficients of your own and solve them. 