# How do you solve #2x/3+9=-7#?

##### 2 Answers

Use the formula PESADM

#### Explanation:

In solving for an unknown always work backwards.

First remove any Parenthesis and Exponents

To remove the parenthesis multiply everything by 3. This gives

Now that the PE is taken care of do SA (subtraction and addition)

Subtract 27 or add - 27 to both sides This gives

(subtracting from a negative gives more negatives)

A negative goes down, adding another negative goes further down. So the answer is very down

Think " I fell into a burning ring of fire I went down down down and the flame went higher and it burns burns burns the ring of fire".

The PE and the SA are taken care of now do the DM

Divide both sides by

PESADM Think if you find you lost your cell phone in PE you are a SAD M(am)

It is not clear what is intended in the first term?

There are two possible solutions.

#### Explanation:

It is not clear what is intended in the first term?

Is this to be regarded as a mixed fraction, which is generally not used in algebra?

There is nothing to indicate that is is a multiplication?

One of

Let's look at both possibilities.

**Option 1**

Write

**Option 2**