## Elementary Algebra

$\frac{-2}{x-1}$ = $\frac{-3}{x+4}$ To solve this equation, we equate the cross products. -2 $\times$ (x + 4) = -3 $\times$ (x-1) Use the distributive property. -2x -8 = -3x + 3 -2x + 3x = 3 + 8 x = 11