Solve for

*x*in the equation 9 - 4x = - 19

**Step 1: Group constants:**

We need to group our constants 9 and -19. To do that, we subtract 9 from both sides

-4x + 9 - 9 = -19 - 9

**Step 2: Cancel 9 on the left side:**

-4x = -28

**Step 3: Divide each side of the equation by -4**

-4x/-4 = -28/-4

x =

**7**