How do you solve #-x/9= 5/3#?

2 Answers
Jan 22, 2016

Answer:

#x=-15#

Explanation:

Given equation is #-x/9=5/3#
Let's multiply the entire equation by #9#, so we get
#(-x)/9*9=5/3*9\implies(-x)/cancel(9)_1*cancel(9)^1=5/cancel(3)_1*cancel(9)^3#

So we end with #-x=5*3#
I'm sure you know what to do next.

Jan 22, 2016

#-x/9=5/3#

Multiply both sides by #color(red)(-9#

#color(red)((-9))(-x/9)=color(red)((-9))(5/3)#

#implies x=(-3)(5)=-15#

#implies x=-15#