(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

In my text, it had a quick side note on solving basic equations. It related to clearing decimals by multiplying by an appropriate factor of ten.

For example,

0.25x + 0.10(x-3) = 1.10

can be cleared of decimals by multiplying the decimals by 100, which would result in

25x + 10(x-3) = 110

2. Relevant equations

NA

3. The attempt at a solution

The solution is x=4, but my question is not how to solve it.

My question is in regards to clearing the decimals. How can this equation remain balanced when the left side was multiplied by 100 twice, and the right side was multiplied by 100 once?

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# Homework Help: Clearing decimals by multiplication in an equation

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