# How do you solve -16x-21x =-23?

Feb 28, 2016

$x = \frac{23}{37}$

#### Explanation:

$- 16 x - 21 x = - 37 x$

So $\left(- 16 x - 21 x = - 23\right)$
is equivalent to $\left(- 37 x = - 23\right)$

and, if we divide both sides by $\left(- 37\right)$
we get $x = \frac{23}{37}$