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# How to solve 5/6x=-2/18 What are the steps? Please explain this example the best you can with steps to your final answer.?

I want to learn so please try your best to explain.

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- TomVLv 72 years agoFavorite Answer
5/6x=-2/18

multiply LHS by 3/3

15/18x = -2/18

multiply both sides by 18

15x = -2

divide both sides by 15

x = -2/15

The goal is to use algebraic techniques to get x all by itself on one side of the equal sign and everything else on the other side.

- ted sLv 72 years ago
multiply both sides by the multiplicative inverse of the coefficient of x..x = (6/5) ( - 2 / 18 ) = - 2 / 15

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- billrussell42Lv 72 years ago
ambiguous

first guess: (5/6)x = –2/18

x = –(2/18)(6/5) = –(2/3)(1/5) = –2/15

second guess

5/(6x) = –2/18

–12x = 90

x = –7.5

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