What is the solution of the equation 6x-3=-51?

Nov 26, 2016

$x = - 8$

Explanation:

Leave 6x where it is and move numeric values to the right side of the equation.

add 3 to both sides of the equation.

$6 x \cancel{- 3} \cancel{+ 3} = - 51 + 3$

$\Rightarrow 6 x = - 48$

To solve for x, divide both sides by 6

$\frac{\cancel{6} x}{\cancel{6}} = \frac{- 48}{6}$

$\Rightarrow x = - 8 \text{ is the solution}$