Posted by **Emily** on Friday, February 19, 2010 at 9:55pm.

Sorry, struggling through pre-Algebra .. :-( .. How do i figure out 5x = -20 ?

- pre-Algebra -
**Damon**, Friday, February 19, 2010 at 10:12pm
divide both sides by 5

5x/5 = x

-20/5 = -4

so

x = -4

- pre-Algebra -
**Kendra**, Friday, February 19, 2010 at 10:13pm
divide both sides by 5 to get x by itself

- pre-Algebra -
**crystal**, Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at 3:48pm
divide both sides by 5

5x/5= -20/5

x = -4

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