# How do you solve #-x - 5x = 24#?

##### 1 Answer

May 30, 2018

#### Explanation:

To solve this problem you first want to collect the like terms. You have two terms

You combine these terms to form

Instead of thinking of the problem as subtracting

To understand this you can simply write out the

You see that when you subtract a negative from a negative it is like adding the negatives together.

We then get:

After collecting like terms you can divide

Therefore the answer is