# Question #9a998

Oct 18, 2016

$x = 1$

#### Explanation:

We could remove the bracket by multiplying by $\frac{3}{2}$ , However, we are trying to isolate $x$, not to complicate it.

multiply both sides by $\frac{2}{3}$ instead to isolate the bracket

$\textcolor{red}{\frac{2}{3} \times} \frac{3}{2} \left(x - 5\right) = - 6 \times \frac{2}{3}$

$x - 5 = - 4 \text{ } \leftarrow$ add 5 to both sides

$x = - 4 + 5$

$x = 1$