# Decimal equation

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Solve the equation first eliminating the decimal numbers

0.05y + 0.03(y + 50) = 17.5

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Method 1.

Solution. Since 0.05y + 0.03(y + 50) = 17.5, we have

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This shows how to solve an equation by eliminating decimals.

$2.49