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