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    Need Some Direction

    I have a few problems like the following to solve. What is the best method to use?

    -5x/6 -8 = -18

    The -5x is the numerator and 6 is the denominator followed by a minus 8 equal to minus 18.
    Thanks in advance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zerbe View Post
    I have a few problems like the following to solve. What is the best method to use?

    -5x/6 -8 = -18

    The -5x is the numerator and 6 is the denominator followed by a minus 8 equal to minus 18.
    Thanks in advance.
    -\frac{5x}{6}-8=-18

    Multiply each term by 6 to eliminate the fraction.

    -5x-48=-108

    Add 48 to both sides

    -5x=-60

    Finally, divide by -5

    x=12
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