# How do you solve for x in #ax = bx -c#?

##### 2 Answers

Jul 27, 2018

#### Explanation:

#"Collect terms in x on the left side "#

#"subtract "bx" from both sides"#

#ax-bx=-c#

#"take out a "color(blue)"common factor "x#

#x(a-b)=-c#

#"divide both sides by "a-b#

#x=-c/(a-b)#

Jul 28, 2018

#### Explanation:

If we want to solve for

We now have

Since both terms on the left have an

Lastly, we can divide both sides by

Hope this helps!