# How do you solve #-\frac{9}{x - 3} = - \frac{3}{x - 5}#?

##### 2 Answers

Distribute the negative and cross multiply

#### Explanation:

Distribute the negative to the numerator and cross multiply

Combine like terms by subtracting 45 on both sides of the equation

Combine like terms by adding 3x on both sides of the equations

Isolate x by dividing by -6

#### Explanation:

Decide what to do with the negative at the front of each fraction.

It may only be used with the numerator OR the denominator - not both.

Of course, the simplest solution with the negative signs, is to multiply each fraction by