## Intermediate Algebra (6th Edition)

$-5.5$
$-3x-4.7 = 11.8$ Multiply both sides by $10$ $10(-3x-4.7) = 11.8 \times 10$ Use distributive property. $10(-3x)-10(4.7) = (11.8) 10$ $-30x-47=118$ $-30x=118+47$ $-30x=165$ $x = -\frac{165}{30}$ $x=-5.5$