## Introductory Algebra for College Students (7th Edition)

$x=45$
Multiply both sides of the equation by -5 to isolate the variable. -$\frac{x}{5}=-9$ -$\frac{x(-5)}{5}=-9(-5)$ $x=-9(-5)$ $x=45$ Check the answer. -$\frac{(45)}{5}$=-9 -9=-9