# How do you solve 1.5x+9=4.5?

Sep 2, 2016

$x = - 3$

#### Explanation:

$1.5 x + 9 = 4.5$

or

$1.5 x = 4.5 - 9$

or

$1.5 x = - 4.5$

or

$x = - \frac{4.5}{1.5}$

or

$x = - 3$

Sep 2, 2016

-3

#### Explanation:

1.5 x + 9 = 4.5
or, 1.5 x = 4.5 - 9
or, 1.5 x = - 4.5
or, x = - 4.5/1.5 = - 3