Whats wrong with this calculation?

In summary, the conversation discusses a problem with evaluating a single variable equation and provides two different ways to solve it. The first attempt at solving the equation is incorrect due to a mistake in calculating 2400-1000, leading to an incorrect value for x. The second attempt uses a different method and results in the correct integer value for x.
  • #1
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Homework Statement


Problem in evaluating a single variable equation

Homework Equations


(10 + x)/ (40+x) * 100 = 60

The Attempt at a Solution


(1)[/B]
(10 + x)/ (40+x) * 100 = 60
1000 + 100x = 2400 + 60x
100x -60 x = 2400-1000
40x = 2300
x= fractional value
(2)
However if i solve it using:
(10 + x) /(40 +x) = 60/100
(10 + x)/(40 + x) = 3/5
50 + 5x = 120 + 3x
2x= 70
x = 35 (integer value)
Some body please guide me what's wrong in my first calculation i.e. (1).

Zulfi.
 
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  • #3
zak100 said:

Homework Statement


Problem in evaluating a single variable equation

Homework Equations


(10 + x)/ (40+x) * 100 = 60

The Attempt at a Solution


(1)[/B]
(10 + x)/ (40+x) * 100 = 60
1000 + 100x = 2400 + 60x
100x -60 x = 2400-1000
40x = 2300
2400 - 1000 is not equal to 2300.
zak100 said:
x= fractional value
(2)
However if i solve it using:
(10 + x) /(40 +x) = 60/100
(10 + x)/(40 + x) = 3/5
50 + 5x = 120 + 3x
2x= 70
x = 35 (integer value)
Some body please guide me what's wrong in my first calculation i.e. (1).

Zulfi.
 
  • #4
Hi,
Thanks for solving this burden.

Zulfi.
 

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