How do you solve #3/5x - 8= -2#?

1 Answer
Mar 9, 2016

Answer:

#3/5x - 8 = -2#--->#3/5x = 6#---> #x = 5/3 *6#---> #x = 10#

Explanation:

#3/5x - 8 = -2#

First, add 8 to both sides of the equation:
#3/5x - 8 + 8 = -2 + 8#

= #3/5x = 6#

Next, multiply both sides by #5/3#:

= #3/5*5/3x = 6*5/3#

This simplifies to:

#x = 30/3# and #30 -: 3 = 10#, therefore, #x = 10#