Solving equation with variables on both sides
by Allan
(Johnson)
Solve equation with variables on both sides for: 2c+6=1-3c
Karin from Algebra Class says:
When you solve an equation with variables on both sides, your goal is to get the variable terms on one side and the constant terms on the other side.
Let's start by getting all of the variable terms on the left hand side by adding 3c to both sides.
2c+3c +6 = 1- 3c +3c
5c +6 = 1
Now to get the constant terms on the right hand side, we need to subtract 6 from both sides.
5c+6 - 6 = 1- 6
5c = -5
Now divide by 5 on both sides.
5c/5 = -5/5
c = -1
Now check:
2(-1) +6 = 1- 3(-1)
4 = 4
Therefore, c = -1 is correct.
Please view the following web page for more examples:
http://www.algebra-class.com/solving-algebra-equations.html
Best of luck,
Karin