by Gina

(USA)

To find the value of x, we need to put all the terms with x on one side of the equation and the terms without x to the other side. | |

To do so, first, we add -9 to both sides of the equation. | |

9 and -9 cancels off and 3-9 gives -6. | |

Next, notice that to find x, we need to remove -5. | |

To do so, we divide both sides of the equation with -5. | |

The two -5 cancel off each other. | |

Finally, we can find x by dividing -6 with -5. | |

This gives x as 1.2. |