Originally Posted by Mr. Hui -$\frac{1}{2}$ + x + $\frac{2}{3}$ = -$\frac{5}{6}$ First combine the 2 fractions on the left-hand side. x + $\frac{1}{6}$ = -$\frac{5}{6}$ Then subtract $\frac{1}{6}$ from both sides of the equation. x = -1