# How do you solve #17= - 13- 8x#?

##### 3 Answers

Jul 2, 2018

Jul 2, 2018

#### Explanation:

#"add 13 to both sides of the equation"#

#17+13=-8x#

#30=-8x#

#"divde both sides by "-8#

#30/(-8)=xrArrx=-30/8=-15/4#

#color(blue)"As a check"#

#-17-(8xx-15/4)=-17+30=17larr"correct"#

Aug 5, 2018

#### Explanation:

We have the following:

We can get the constants on the right by adding

Our last step would be to divide both sides by

Hope this helps!