### Home > CC3 > Chapter 8 > Lesson 8.3.1 > Problem 8-133

8-133.

Solve each equation below for the given variable. Be sure to check your solution.

Isolate

*x*on one side and simplify.

Distribute −2 first, then isolate

*x*and simplify.*x*

How can you remove the fraction?

You can multiply both sides by

.

Now simplify.

How can you remove the fractions?

You can use cross multiplication.

Remember to show your work.