When solving equations with one variable in it "x," the main objective is getting X by itself. In order to do that:
first step: subtract 32 on both sides of equation. ( 5.5x=25) how I got 25: (5732=25) what happened to the 32? (3232=0)
second step: divide 5.5 on each side to get "X" by itself. now we have x=25/5.5 (5.5/5.5 cancels each other out)
third step: solve for x: x= 25/5.5 (x= 4.55) or 4.54545455
I hope this helps! Let me know if you need any help with other problems!
9/8/2013

Brooke B.