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 Click here to see ALL problems on Numeric Fractions Question 110249: Can you help me solve the following problem -7/3 x + 2/3=-18Found 2 solutions by jim_thompson5910, edjones:Answer by jim_thompson5910(28717)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website! Start with the given equation Multiply both sides by the LCM of 3. This will eliminate the fractions (note: if you need help with finding the LCM, check out this solver) Distribute and multiply the LCM to each side Subtract 2 from both sides Combine like terms on the right side Divide both sides by -7 to isolate x Divide -------------------------------------------------------------- Answer: So our answer is Answer by edjones(7569)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!-7/3 x + 2/3=-18 -7x+2=-54 multiply 3 times each side to eliminate fractions. -7x+2-2=-54-2 -7x=-56 -7x/-7=-56/-7 x=8 Ed