Evaluate: x=-2

Solve for x: $x=-2$

Subtract $3x$ from both sides.

$$9x-24-3x=-36$$

Combine $9x$ and $-3x$ to get $6x$.

$$6x-24=-36$$

Add $24$ to both sides.

$$6x=-36+24$$

Add $-36$ and $24$ to get $-12$.

$$6x=-12$$

Divide both sides by $6$.

$$x=\frac{-12}{6}$$

Divide $-12$ by $6$ to get $-2$.

$$x=-2$$