# SOLUTION: Solve: 8/7x=-12 I'm stuck: 3/7*x/1 = 12/1

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Exponents-negative-and-fractional Question 99864: Solve: 8/7x=-12 I'm stuck: 3/7*x/1 = 12/1Found 3 solutions by jim_thompson5910, checkley71, edjones:Answer by jim_thompson5910(28595)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website! Start with the given equation Multiply both sides by to eliminate on the left side Multiply Reduce So our answer is which is in decimal form Answer by checkley71(8403)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!8/7*X=-12 8X/7=-12 NOW CROSS MULTIPLY 8X=-12*7 8X=-84 X=-84/8 X=-21/2 ANSWER. PROOF 8/7(-21/2)=-12 -168/14=-12 -12=-12 Answer by edjones(7569)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!8/7x=-12 1st in all problems with fractions and equal signs (equations): FIRST, GET RID OF THE FRACTIONS !!! multiply 7 times both sides: 8x=-84 get rid of the 8; divide 8 into each side: x=-84/8=-21/2 Ed