# How do you solve #3- 2/3 (x-5) = 9#?

##### 1 Answer

Jul 9, 2016

#### Explanation:

Following the order of operations, we need to multiply/distribute the

Now We can combine like terms in the left side of the equation.

Now we need to isolate the variable. Get all variable terms to one side by moving the #19/3 to the right side.

Then get rid of the coefficient by dividing out the fraction (same as multiplying by the reciprocal).