# How do you solve 5x + 24= - 36?

Oct 15, 2016

$x = - 12$

#### Explanation:

Solve: $5 x + 24 = - 36$

Subtract $24$ from both sides of the equation.

$5 x = - 36 - 24$

$5 x = - 60$

Divide both sides by $5$.

$x = - 12$