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

$x=-\dfrac{5}{3}$
We divide each side by -1 to isolate the variable. Using the properties of equality, the value of the variable that satisfies the given expression, $-x=\dfrac{5}{3} ,$ is \begin{array}{l}\require{cancel} x=-\dfrac{5}{3} .\end{array}