### -x divided 16 equals 5 what is x?

-(x)/(16)=5 Multiply each term in the equation by 16. -(x)/(16)*16=5*16 Simplify the left-hand side of the equation by canceling the common terms. -x=5*16 Multiply 5 by 16 to get 80. -x=80 Multiply each term in the equation by -1. -x*-1=80*-1 Multiply -x by -1 to get x. x=80*-1 Multiply 80 by -1 to get -80. x=-80

### The ratio of two numbers is five sixths the second number is sixteen less than twice the first number find both numbers?

Ratio is 5:6, so Let x=the first number, and then 2x-16 = the second number. 5/6 = x over (2x-16) : do cross multiplication 5*(2x-16) = 6*x 10x-80=6x (combine like terms, in this case, the variable x, by subtracting 10x on both sides) -80 = 6x-10 =-4x -80=-4x (to get x by itself, divide negative 4 on both sides) 20 = x (negative divided by a negative equals a positive #) 2x-16 = 2(20)-16 =…