# Chapter R - Elementary Algebra Review - R.2 Equations, Inequalities, and Problem Solving - R.2 Exercise Set: 7

$x=-\dfrac{5}{3}$

#### Work Step by Step

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}

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