the solution to the equation

-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!

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-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

0.75.

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**

James P. | Slightly Epic Math TutoringSlightly Epic Math Tutoring

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

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