## Elementary and Intermediate Algebra: Concepts & Applications (6th Edition)

$x=-5$
Using the properties of equality, the solution to the given equation, $-\dfrac{x}{5}=13$, is \begin{array}{l}\require{cancel} x=13\cdot\dfrac{-5}{13} \\\\ x=\cancel{13}\cdot\dfrac{-5}{\cancel{13}} \\\\ x=-5 .\end{array}