# How do you solve x/-3+14=8?

Jan 23, 2016

Always get the $x$'s to one side and the numbers to the other.

#### Explanation:

Subtract $14$ on both sides:
$\frac{x}{- 3} + \cancel{14} - \cancel{14} = 8 - 14 = - 6$

Then multiply both sides by $- 3$ to get rid of the fraction:
$\frac{\cancel{- 3} \cdot x}{\cancel{- 3}} = \left(- 3\right) \left(- 6\right) \to x = 18$

Don't forget to put the answer into the original question, just to make sure.