# How do you solve 9x + 8= - 37?

Jun 5, 2018

$x = - 5$

#### Explanation:

$9 x + 8 = - 37$

To solve for the variable $x$, we want to make $x$ by itself.

To do so, first subtract $\textcolor{b l u e}{8}$ from both sides of the equation:
$9 x + 8 \quad \textcolor{b l u e}{- \quad 8} = - 37 \quad \textcolor{b l u e}{- \quad 8}$

$9 x = - 45$

Now divide both sides by $\textcolor{b l u e}{9}$:
$\frac{9 x}{\textcolor{b l u e}{9}} = - \frac{45}{\textcolor{b l u e}{9}}$

Therefore,
$x = - 5$

Hope this helps!