## Intermediate Algebra (12th Edition)

x = -$\frac{55}{3}$ or -18$\frac{1}{3}$
1. Given: $\frac{3}{11}$x = -5 2. Multiply both sides by reciprocal of coefficient of x: $(\frac{11}{3})(\frac{3}{11}x)$ = -5$(\frac{11}{3})$ x = -$\frac{55}{3}$ or -18$\frac{1}{3}$