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Math Help - Basic Algebra - Solving the expression

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    Basic Algebra - Solving the expression

    I have the following expression -

    (5+4/3)x-(10/3)=-16

    x=-2

    Can someone please show me the steps to x=-2 as I am not getting this when checking my workings.

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    Re: Basic Algebra - Solving the expression

    Hi there,

    (5+4/3)x-(10/3)=-16

    (5+4/3)x=-16+(10/3)

    (19/3)x=-(38/3)

    x=-(38/3)/(19/3)

    x = -114/57

    x=-2, here it is
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    Re: Basic Algebra - Solving the expression

    Thanks - I can see where I was going wrong.

    -16 needs to be multiplied by 3 in order to have a common denominator with 10/3.
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