# How do you solve 11x-5=-14?

Dec 28, 2016

$\textcolor{p u r p \le}{\text{x = - 0.81818}}$

#### Explanation:

$\textcolor{c \mathmr{and} a l}{\text{Add 5 to both sides:}}$

$11 x - 5 = - 14$
$\textcolor{w h i t e}{a a a} + 5$ $\textcolor{w h i t e}{a a q} + 5$

5 cancels out on the left side, and when you add 5 to -14 on the right you get -9:

$11 x = - 9$

$\textcolor{g r e e n}{\text{Divide both sides 11 to get x by itself.}}$

$\frac{\cancel{\text{11}} x}{\cancel{11}} = \frac{- 9}{11}$

Now you are just left with $x$ on the left side and -0.81818 on the right side.

Thus,
$\textcolor{red}{\text{x = -0.81818}}$