Alright i'm in eighth grade and we are doing problems like this:

2/3x = -8

Help, what do i do?

2/3x = - 8

Now multiply by 3x on both sides, we get

3x * 2/3x = 3x * - 8

2 = - 24x

Now divide by -24 on both sides, we get

2/-24 = - 24x/-24

- 1/12 = x

Hence x = - 1/12

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