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# What is the value of −6u−36=−42?

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- PuzzlingLv 74 weeks ago
Original equation:

-6u - 36 = -42

METHOD 1: Add, then divide

Add 36 to both sides:

-6u = -6

Divide both sides by -6:

u = -6/-6

u = 1

METHOD 2: Divide, then subtract

Divide everything by -6:

u + 6 = 7

Subtract 6 from both sides:

u = 1

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