# How do you solve # 1/8x= -3#?

##### 2 Answers

Jun 27, 2015

See the explanation below.

#### Explanation:

Solve

Simplify

Multiply both sides times

Cancel the

Jun 27, 2015

Multiply both sides of the equation by

#### Explanation:

Multiply both sides of the equation by

The left hand side becomes:

The right hand side becomes:

So

In general you can do any of the following to an equation and preserve its truth:

(1) Add or subtract the same value on both sides.

(2) Multiply or divide by the same non-zero value on both sides.