# Question #52599

Mar 25, 2017

$n = \frac{5}{2} \mathmr{and} 2.5$

#### Explanation:

If 8 times n = 20, then we can write this equation:

$8 n = 20$

Now, divide both sides by 8.

$\frac{8 n}{\textcolor{red}{8}} = \frac{20}{\textcolor{red}{8}}$

$\frac{\cancel{8} n}{\cancel{8}} = \frac{20}{8}$
$n = \frac{20}{8}$
$n = \frac{20 \div \textcolor{\mathmr{and} a n \ge}{4}}{8 \div \textcolor{\mathmr{and} a n \ge}{4}} = \frac{5}{2}$
Therefore, $n = \frac{5}{2}$, or $2.5$ if the problem wants the answer in decimal form.