Work Step by Step
We need to get the x alone, so we cancel out the addition by subtracting 6 on both sides. This leaves us with the equation -18=3/4x. We need to get the x alone, so we use multiplication to cancel out the fraction. Thus, we multiply by the reciprocal, 4/3, to obtain an answer of $x=-24$. We plug -24 in for x and confirm that our answer is, indeed, correct.