How do you solve #x/8-5=-1#?

1 Answer
Jun 12, 2018

Answer:

#x = 32#

Explanation:

#x/8 - 5 = -1#

To solve for the variable #x#, we have to make it alone. To do so, first add #color(blue)5# to both sides of the equation:
#x/8 - 5 quadcolor(blue)(+quad5) = -1 quadcolor(blue)(+quad5)#

#x/8 = 4#

Now multiply both sides by #color(blue)(8)#:
#x/8 color(blue)(*8) = 4 color(blue)(*8)#

Therefore,
#x = 32#

Hope this helps!