# How do you solve 9x - 15 = 0?

Dec 14, 2016

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

#### Explanation:

Step 1) Isolate the $x$ term on one side of the equation while keeping the equation balanced:

$9 x - 15 + 15 = 0 + 15$

$9 x - 0 = 15$

$9 x = 15$

Step 2) Solve for $x$ while keeping the equation balanced"

$\frac{9 x}{9} = \frac{15}{9}$

$\frac{\cancel{9} x}{\cancel{9}} = \frac{3 \cdot 5}{3 \cdot 3}$

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

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