# How do you solve #8- \frac { 1} { 3} x = 16#?

##### 1 Answer

Mar 14, 2018

Using subtraction and multiplication, you find that

#### Explanation:

To arrive at the solution, you need to get

For this problem, we need to first subtract 8 from both sides to 'move' the additive part to the right-hand side of the equation, away from

Next, we'll divide both sides by -1/3. Dividing by a fraction is the same as multiplying by its inverse. Therefore, we will achieve the same effect by multiplying both sides by -3: