# How do you solve 24+7x=-4x-9?

Oct 30, 2016

$x = - 3$

#### Explanation:

To solve this keep the equation balanced and move all of the $x$ terms to one side of the equation and the non-$x$ terms to the other side of the equation as follows:

$24 - 24 + 7 x + 4 x = - 4 x + 4 x - 9 - 24$

$11 x = - 33$

$\frac{11 x}{11} = - \frac{33}{11}$

$x = - 3$