Rewrite the equation as -2.5+1.4+8.6x=-3-2.
Add -2.5 and 1.4.
Subtract 2 from -3.
Move all terms not containing x to the right side of the equation.
Add 1.1 to both sides of the equation.
Add -5 and 1.1.
Divide each term by 8.6 and simplify.
Divide each term in 8.6x=-3.9 by 8.6.
Cancel the common factor of 8.6.
Divide -3.9 by 8.6.