How do you solve -3/4 x = 12?

Feb 19, 2016

x = - 16

Explanation:

multiply both sides by 4 ( this will get 'rid' of the 4 on left side)

$\cancel{4} \times - 3 \frac{x}{\cancel{4}} = 4 \times 12$

now left with: -3x = 48

divide both sides by -3

$\frac{\cancel{- 3} x}{\cancel{- 3}} = \frac{48}{-} 3 \Rightarrow x = - 16$