How do you solve #(18-x)/-9=-5#?

1 Answer
Oct 25, 2016

Answer:

#x=-27#

Explanation:

The first step is to multiply both sides of the equation by - 9 to eliminate the fraction.

#cancel(-9)^1xx(18-x)/cancel(-9)^1=(-9xx-5)#

#rArr18-x=45#

subtract 18 from both sides.

#cancel(18)cancel(-18)-x=45-18#

#rArr-x=27#

multiply both sides by - 1.

#-1xx-x=-1xx27#

#rArrx=-27" is the solution"#