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

Mar 9, 2016

$\frac{3}{5} x - 8 = - 2$--->$\frac{3}{5} x = 6$---> $x = \frac{5}{3} \cdot 6$---> $x = 10$

#### Explanation:

$\frac{3}{5} x - 8 = - 2$

First, add 8 to both sides of the equation:
$\frac{3}{5} x - 8 + 8 = - 2 + 8$

= $\frac{3}{5} x = 6$

Next, multiply both sides by $\frac{5}{3}$:

= $\frac{3}{5} \cdot \frac{5}{3} x = 6 \cdot \frac{5}{3}$

This simplifies to:

$x = \frac{30}{3}$ and $30 \div 3 = 10$, therefore, $x = 10$