## Intermediate Algebra (12th Edition)

x = -48/7 or -6$\frac{6}{7}$
1. Given: -$\frac{7}{8}$x = 6 2. Multiply both sides by reciprocal of coefficient of x: $(-\frac{8}{7})(-\frac{7}{8}$x) = 6$(-\frac{8}{7})$ x = -48/7 or -6$\frac{6}{7}$