We need to rearrange the given equation so that x is by itself on one side of the = sign. To start, we can factor x out of the two terms on the left so we have
Next, we just divide both sides of the equation by the expression in parentheses...
You can think of an angle as a portion of a circle. There are 360 degrees in a complete circle, and 16 degrees is a fraction of that. We can write the fraction as 16/360. That's most of the way to answering the question. All that's left to do is simplify the fraction.