Posted by **drwls** on Wednesday, January 17, 2007 at 10:13pm.

I believe Lance meant to write x = -5/18

I am wondering why you have two minus signs before the number 13. Two minuses make a plus, but usually they are not written that way.

combine like terms

-18x=5

solve for x

x=5/18

what does x equal in... -2x-18=16x--13

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