# How do you solve  10 - 5h + 2 = 32?

Jul 21, 2015

By performing identical arithmetic operations on both sides of the equation we can isolate $h$ to obtain:
$\textcolor{w h i t e}{\text{XXXX}}$$h = - 4$

#### Explanation:

Given $10 - 5 h + 2 = 32$

Combine the constant terms on the left side to get:
$\textcolor{w h i t e}{\text{XXXX}}$$12 - 5 h = 32$

Subtract 12 from both sides of the equation:
$\textcolor{w h i t e}{\text{XXXX}}$$- 5 h = 20$

Divide both sides by $\left(- 5\right)$
$\textcolor{w h i t e}{\text{XXXX}}$$h = - 4$