# How do you solve the equation 5/2-7x=40+x?

$x = - \frac{75}{16} \mathmr{and} - 4 \frac{11}{16}$
$\frac{5}{2} = 40 + 8 x \rightarrow$ Combine like terms
$- 37 \frac{1}{2} = 8 x \rightarrow$ Subtract 40 from each side
$x = - \frac{75}{16} \mathmr{and} - 4 \frac{11}{16} \rightarrow$ Divide each side by 8