#3
Divide both sides by 99.88 so you end up with:

(99.98*x)/99.98 = 159598.14/99.98

the first lot of 99.98s cancel each other out =>

x = 159598.14/99.98
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Solve this problem

Find x
99.88*x=159598.14

do you mean 99.88^x = 159598.14 by any chance?
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#7
if its 99.88 to the power of x (like said above) you need to x-root 159598.

if its 99.88 TIMES x, you need to divide both sides by 99.88, so x is ultimately 159598/99.88, so x is 1597.8974
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99.88^x =/= 99.88 * X
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#9
1597.8988786543852623147777332799

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EDIT: wait, is it *x or ^x
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