# Chapter 2 - Equations, Inequalities, and Problem Solving - Connecting: The Concepts - Exercises - Page 134: 6

$x=-\dfrac{1}{3}$

#### Work Step by Step

Using the properties of equality, the solution to the given equation, $7-3x=8$, is \begin{array}{l}\require{cancel} -3x=8-7 \\\\ -3x=1 \\\\ x=\dfrac{1}{-3} \\\\ x=-\dfrac{1}{3} .\end{array}

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