How do you evaluate (3v - 2) = 13?

Jan 9, 2018

Follow the methods of a simple linear equation.
$v = 5$

Explanation:

Like with all linear equations, the goal is to get all variables (in this case $v$) on one side and all the constants on the other.

Therefore to solve literally move over the $2$ by adding it to $13$

$3 v - 2 = 13$
$3 v = 15$
$v = 5$