# How do you solve (3/2)x - 15 = -12?

May 15, 2018

$x = 2$

#### Explanation:

$\frac{3}{2} x - 15 = - 12$

$\frac{3}{2} x = - 12 + 15$

$\frac{3}{2} x = 3$

$\frac{3}{2} x \times \frac{2}{3} = 3 \times \frac{2}{3}$

$x = 2$

May 15, 2018

X=2

#### Explanation:

I am not an expert at math, but I can help with this problem.

First you need to add 15 to both sides of the equation because there is a -15 on the side of the variable. So the -15 plus the 15 cancels out, so your left with $\frac{3}{2} x$ on the side with the variable. Then you add 15 to the -12 which is 3.

$\frac{2}{3} x - 15 = - 12$

$\frac{3}{2} x = 3$

Then you have to isolate the variable. Which means there are no numbers attached to the variable. So you divide both sides by $\frac{3}{2}$. So your left with just x on on side and on the other side you have $3 \div i \mathrm{de} \frac{3}{2}$ = 2. So you have $x = 2$.

Hope I helped! :)