# Chapter 5 - Section 5.6 - Solving Equations Containing Decimals - Exercise Set - Page 388: 61

x= 15.7

#### Work Step by Step

5(x-3.14)=4x Use the distributive property 5x-5$\times$3.14 =4x 5x-15.7 =4x 5x-15.7 +15.7=4x + 15.7 5x =4x + 15.7 5x -4x=4x + 15.7 -4x x= 15.7 Check Replace x with 15.7 5(x-3.14)=4x 5(15.70-3.14)=4(15.7) 5(12.56 ) = 62.8 62.8= 62.8

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