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Describe using words how to solve the equation 3-5n=-22. Describe the properties utilized in the solution

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• 3 weeks ago

n=5 that is the answer

• geezer
Lv 7
3 weeks ago

Whatever you do to one side you must do it to the other.

So, starting with ....

3 - 5n = - 22

Subtract 3 from both sides

3 - 3 - 5n = - 22 - 3

- 5n = - 25

Divide both sides by 5

- 5n/5 = - 25/5

- n = - 5

and because both sides are negative you can make them both positive.

n = 5

Properties used ..Subtraction and Division

• 3 weeks ago

This is basic algebra.

3 - 5n = -22

-5n = -22 - 3

-5n = -25 (you can cut out the negative sign as it is present on both sides)

5n = 25

n = 25/5

n = 5

• Lôn
Lv 7
3 weeks ago

3 + 22 = 5n

25 = 5n

25/5 = n

n = 5

• 3 weeks ago

3 - 5n = -22

5n = 25

n = 5

• Anonymous
3 weeks ago

The essential property is that whatever you do to one side

of an equation you must do to the other.

Bring like terms to each side of the equation.

Subtracting 3 from each side makes 5n equal to minus 25.

To find n, divide both sides by minus 5

and you will see that n is equal to five.

• 3 weeks ago

Using the associative property of addition we take 3 out from -22 to get

3 + (-25)

Next using the associative property of multiplication we take the factor of 5 from -25

3 + (-5 * 5)

Then we simply

3 - (5 * 5)

3 - 5(5)

So now the formula looks like the LHS of the equation and therefore: n = 5

• David
Lv 7
3 weeks ago

If: 3 -5n = -22

Subtract 3 from both side: 3 -3 -5n = -22 -3 or -5n = -25

Divide both sides by - 5: n = 5

Check: 3 -(5*5) = -22

Remember: a minus divided by a minus equals a plus

• 3 weeks ago

Take away 3 from both sides, -5n=-25

Isolate n by dividing both sides by -5, n = -25/-5

n = 5

Add to original equation for proof, 3 - (5 x 5) = -22

• 3 weeks ago

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