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

$x=2$
$-7x=-3x-8$ First add -3x to both sides. $-7x+3x=-8$ $-4x=-8$ Then divide both sides by -4. -4x$\div$(-4)=-8$\div$(-4) $x=2$ Check the answer. -7(2)=-3(2)-8 -14=-6-8 -14=-14