## Prealgebra (7th Edition)

$x=0.7$
$5(x-0.36)=-x+2.4$ $\longrightarrow$ apply distributive property $5x-1.8=-x+2.4$ $\longrightarrow$ isolate like terms on each side $5x-1.8+x+1.8=-x+2.4+x+1.8$ $\longrightarrow$ simplify $6x=4.2$ $\longrightarrow$ isolate x $6x\div6=4.2\div6$ $\longrightarrow$ solve $x=0.7$