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Find the value of the variable that satisfies the equation.Check solution. 1/3x+5=-4
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Multiply `1/3 ` by `x` to get `x/3`
In order to get `x` alone to solve for it, subtract `5` from both sides of the equation.
`x/3 = -5-4`
Next, multiply both sides of the equation by `3` .
`3 (x/3) = -9(3)`
` x = -27`
Check the solution by inserting the value of x into the original equation.
`1/3(-27) +5 = -4`
`` `-4=-4` check
Posted by jgeertz on March 3, 2013 at 3:05 PM (Answer #1)
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