# SOLUTION: Solve. –4x = –8

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Linear-equations Question 86320: Solve. –4x = –8Answer by bucky(2189)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!Given the equation: . . To solve for x, divide both sides of the given equation by -4, the multiplier of x. When you do this is what happens: . . The minus 4 terms in the numerator and the denominator of the left side cancel: . . and on the right side the 4 in the denominator goes into the 8 in the numerator 2 times. The 2 is positive because when the numerator and the denominator terms have the same sign the rule is that the answer will be positive. This makes the problem become: . . And that's the answer you were looking for. Hope this helps you to understand the method of solving an equation by dividing both sides by the multiplier of x (also called the "coefficient of x".) .