the solution to the equation
solve this -5x =3-9x
-5x = 3 - 9x
add 9x to both sides, which gives you: 4x = 3
divide 4 on both sides, giving you: x = 3/4 or 0.75
I hope this helps!
-5x = 3 - 9x Since you are solving for x, you want the x terms on one side of the equation and 3 on
+9x + 9x the opposite side of the equation. To move the -9x you do the inverse of subtraction,
4x = 3 which is addition, so you add 9x to both sides of the equation.
4x = 3 From here, you do the opposite of multiplication (since 4x is really 4 times x) which is
4 4 division and divide both sides by 4.
x = 3/4 or 0.75 The 4's cancel on the left and you're left with 3/4 or as a decimal you can divide to get
This question is asking you to find the value of x. When solving for x, you want to bring the x terms to the left side and work towards a solution of x = some number.
Step 1: -5x = 3 - 9x
+9x +9x Add 9x to both sides
4x = 3
Step 2: 4x = 3
/4 /4 Divide both sides by 4 to isolate x
x = 3/4
Answer: x = 3/4 or 0.75
first add 9x to both sides, to get 9x -5x = 3
collect like terms, to get 4x = 3
then divide both sides by 4, to get x = 3/4