x5-1=-2

Add 1 to both sides of the equation.

x5=-2+1

Add -2 and 1.

x5=-1

x5=-1

Multiply both sides of the equation by 5.

5⋅x5=5⋅-1

Cancel the common factor of 5.

Cancel the common factor.

5⋅x5=5⋅-1

Rewrite the expression.

x=5⋅-1

x=5⋅-1

Multiply 5 by -1.

x=-5

x=-5

Solve for x x/5-1=-2