# Find the value of the variable that satisfies the equation.Check solution. 1/3x+5=-4

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Expert Answers

jgeertz | Certified Educator

`1/3x+5 =-4`

Multiply `1/3 ` by `x` to get `x/3`

`x/3 +5=-4`

In order to get `x` alone to solve for it, subtract `5` from both sides of the equation.

`x/3 = -5-4`

`x/3 =-9`

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`

`-9+5=-4`

`` `-4=-4` check

**x= -27 **

Student Comments

jess1999 | Student

1/3x + 5 = -4

First subtract 5 on both sides

By subtracting, you should get

**1/3x = -9 **now divide by 1/3 on both sides (multiply 3 )

By dividing, you should get

**x = -27 **which is your answer for " x "

*CHECKING*

1/3 ( -27 ) =0

-9 = - 9

**so you answer is x = -27**