# How do you solve #(3x-11)/36=-5/18#?

##### 1 Answer

Jan 18, 2016

# x = 1/3 #

#### Explanation:

# (3x - 11 )/36 = -5/18 # ( cross-multiply )

# 18(3x - 11 ) = (- 5 ) xx 36#

#rArr 54x - 198 = -180 # (Note: the negative (-) on the right hand side of the equation must be attached to one or other of 5 or 18 but not both.)

now 54x = -180 + 198 = 18

# rArr x = 18/54 = 1/3 #