# How do you simplify -5x - 25 = -28 ?

Sep 23, 2015

color(blue)(x=3/5

#### Explanation:

−5x−25=−28

−5x=−28+25

−5x=−3

$x = \frac{- 3}{-} 5$

color(blue)(x=3/5

Aug 10, 2018

$x = \frac{3}{5}$

#### Explanation:

To get our $x$ terms on one side, we can start by adding $25$ to both sides to get

$- 5 x = - 3$

Lastly, we divide both sides by $- 5$ to get

$x = \frac{3}{5}$

Hope this helps!