# How do you solve 16x + 36= 7x?

Aug 29, 2016

$x = - 4$

#### Explanation:

Move all the variables to one side and the number to the other.

$16 x + 36 \textcolor{red}{- 36} \textcolor{b l u e}{- 7 x} = 7 x \textcolor{b l u e}{- 7 x} \textcolor{red}{- 36}$

$16 x - 7 x = - 36$

$9 x = - 36$

$x = - 4$