Hi. You posted on the pre-algebra board. If you're studying pre-algebra, then symbol

**e** represents an "unknown" number. Your task is to figure out what number symbol

**e** must be, in order to make the equation a true statement.

I assume that you already know how to do arithmetic with Integers. If you have not worked with negative numbers, let us know.

**e/(-7)** + 8 = 19

Start by thinking about the quantity

**e/(-7)**. We see from the equation that adding 8 to this quantity yields a total of 19. So,

**what number** do we add to 8, in order to get 19?

**That number** is what you can use to find

**e** because

**that number** is the same as

**e/(-7)**. Think about it! Try stuff, using scratch paper.

If your class has already covered

*algebra methods* for solving equations (like adding or subtracting stuff from both sides, or multiplying both sides by a number), then please show your steps so far, using those algebra methods.

Otherwise, please answer my question, and we can go from there (if you still need help).

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**the forum guidelines**. Thanks