# How do you simplify -n + 24= 5( - 6n - 1)?

$n = - 1$

#### Explanation:

Use the distributive property to simplify the right side of the equation.
$- n + 24 = - 30 n - 5$
Put numbers on one side and letters on the other.
$29 n = - 29$
$n = - 1$

May 20, 2018

Tell your teacher that this should be solve not simplify:

$n = - 1$

#### Explanation:

$- n + 24 = 5 \left(- 6 n - 1\right)$

$- n + 24 = - 30 n - 5$ distributive.

$29 n = - 29$

$n = - 1$

May 20, 2018

$n = - 1$

#### Explanation:

$- n + 24 = 5 \left(- 6 n - 1\right)$

$- n + 24 = - 30 n - 5$

Add $- 30 n$ to both sides

$29 n + 24 = - 5$

Subtract $24$ from both sides

$29 n = - 29$

Divide $29$ from both sides

$n = - 1$