## *_Artist_* 4 years ago 3 x - 9 x + 7 - 3 = -8 solve for x, polpak

1. ankur504

-6x=-12 x=2

2. Kandyse

Start by adding 3 to -8. Then subtract 7 from the left side of the equation and then the right.. sooo.... 3x-9x+7=-5 3x-9x=-12 Then factor out a three from the x.. 3(x-3x)=-12

3. polpak

Ankur, stop giving people solutions they could just get directly from wolframalpha, etc. They want help, not answers. Nobody cares if you know how to do it.

4. Kandyse

Then you divide by three to get rid of of the product.. x-3x=-4

5. *_Artist_*

@ankur504Yes, Please stop....I find it aggravating...

6. Kandyse

Are you following Artist?

7. ankur504

why cant u stop teaching other people.....I WILL DO WHATEVER I WANT.....PERIOD

8. *_Artist_*

@ Kandyse, Kinda...

9. polpak

I don't think you need to factor out a 3 so much as you just need to combine your x's

10. polpak

Artist, recall that anything you do to one side of an equation you can also do to the other.

11. Kandyse

Yeah, then factor out an x, so you have x(1-3)

12. Kandyse

then you have -2x

13. *_Artist_*

@ polpak, yes...That is what i was taught...

14. Kandyse

then you simply divide -2 to both sides of the equation, because as polpak said, you do it to both sides of the equation :)

15. Kandyse

Sooo, then you have x=2 :)

16. *_Artist_*

17. Kandyse

:D you are welcome!! :) Glad to help :)

18. polpak

Good work! =)

19. *_Artist_*

Thanks! I fanned you Kandyse! Could you fan me? Thanks!

20. Kandyse