Posted by jan on .
But I am getting more and more confused. 33x=9????? and x/6=24 but the there is a negative sign like x
  =24
6
I know I am over thinking this,but I am confusing myself on these two???

algebra 
Steve,
forget all the extra minus signs, and just follow the usual steps:
33x = 9
add 3 to get the x's on one side
33x+3 = 9+3
3x = 6
now divide by the coefficient of x:
3x/3 = 6/3
x = 2
Or, you could have just multiplied everything by 1 to start with:
33x = 9
3+3x = 9
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