# -8x plus 5 - 3x equals -6?

**-8x + 5 - 3x = -6**

Combine the 'x' terms on the left side:

-11x + 5 = -6

Subtract 5 from each side:

-11x = -11

Divide each side by -11:

**x = 1**

**-8x + 5 - 3x = -6**

Combine the 'x' terms on the left side:

-11x + 5 = -6

Subtract 5 from each side:

-11x = -11

Divide each side by -11:

**x = 1**