# How do you solve 0.5( 8z - 4) = z + 8- 2z?

Sep 29, 2016

$z = 2$

#### Explanation:

$0.5 \left(8 z - 4\right) = z + 8 - 2 z$

or

$4 z - 2 = 8 - z$

or

$4 z + z = 8 + 2$

or

$5 z = 10$

or

$z = \frac{10}{5}$

or

$z = 2$