Well, we have the equation -0.23x + 0.8 = 0.27x + 0.9.
To solve for x, you need to isolate it.
Add 0.23x to both sides to get 0.8 = 0.5x + 0.9
Subtract 0.9 to both sides to get -0.1 = 0.5x.
Let's just make this simple and multiply both sides by 10 to get -1 = 5x.
Divide both sides by 5 to get -(1/5) = x.
So x = -(1/5)
When you convert to decimals.... x = -0.2