Rewrite the equation as -5-8.8x+3.2=1.
Add -5 and 3.2.
Move all terms not containing x to the right side of the equation.
Add 1.8 to both sides of the equation.
Add 1 and 1.8.
Divide each term by -8.8 and simplify.
Divide each term in -8.8x=2.8 by -8.8.
Cancel the common factor of -8.8.
Divide 2.8 by -8.8.