It's about the process of elimination in algebra but I just can't figure it out

Ryan,

In 3x + -5.44=29 we want to find the value of x. The two operators + - together are not quite proper notation but I believe the equation should be 3x + (-5.44)=29 or more simply 3x -5.44=29.

**1st**: 3x -5.44=29 on both sides of the = sign, add +5.44 and get:

3x -5.44 + 5.44 =29 +5.44 or 3x = 34.44

**2nd**: Divide both sides of the equation by 3 and get:

3x /3 = 34.44 /3 or x= 11.48

**3rd**: Since we are dealing with no more that 3* significant digits*, the answer is reduced to:

x=11.5

Good Luck! *BruceS*