# How do you solve 3x+9=-27?

Jul 8, 2015

color(blue)(x=-12

#### Explanation:

$3 x + 9 = - 27$

$3 x = - 27 - 9$

$3 x = - 36$

color(blue)(x=-12

Aug 10, 2018

$x = - 12$

#### Explanation:

Let's start by subtracting $9$ from both sides to get

$3 x = - 36$

To further isolate the $x$ term, we can divide both sides by $3$ to get

$x = - 12$

Hope this helps!