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

3 Answers

#17=-13-8x#

#17+13=-8x#

#30=-8x#

#-8x=30#

#x=-30/8#

#x=-15/4#

Jul 2, 2018

Answer:

#x=-15/4#

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

Answer:

#x=-15/4#

Explanation:

We have the following:

#-13-8x=17#

We can get the constants on the right by adding #13# to both sides. We now have

#-8x=30#

Our last step would be to divide both sides by #-8#. We get

#x=-30/8#, which simplifies to #x=-15/4#.

Hope this helps!