# How do you solve \frac { x } { 5} - 2= - 9?

Nov 22, 2016

$x = - 35$

#### Explanation:

For these types of problems, all you have to do is complete the operations in reverse. So...
$\frac{x}{5} - 2 = - 9$

$\frac{x}{5} = - 7$

$x = - 35$

Nov 22, 2016

Answer is $x = - 35$.

#### Explanation:

First, separate the numerical parts and the unknown variable parts.

$\frac{x}{5} - 2 = - 9$ [Given]

$\therefore \frac{x}{5} = - 9 + 2$

$\therefore \frac{x}{5} = - 7$

$\therefore x = - 7 \times 5$

$\therefore x = - 35$. (answer).