# What is x if  2/3x+9=-7?

Nov 2, 2015

 color(green)(x = -24

#### Explanation:

$\frac{2}{3} x + 9 = - 7$

Trasnposing $9$ to the right hand side, we get

$\frac{2}{3} x = - 7 - 9$

$\frac{2}{3} x = - 16$

Multiplying both sides of the equation with 3, we get

$\frac{2}{\cancel{3}} x \times \cancel{3} = - 16 \times 3$

$2 x = - 48$

Dividing both sides by 2, we get

$\frac{\cancel{2} x}{\cancel{2}} = - \frac{48}{2}$

 color(green)(x = -24