# How do you solve 11- 9v = - 34?

Apr 4, 2018

$v = 5$

#### Explanation:

$11 - 9 v = - 34$

You want to isolate the variable one step at a time. First, get the term with the variable by itself.

Subtract $11$ from both sides of the equation:

$11 - 9 v - 11 = - 34 - 11$

Now we have

$- 9 v = - 45$

Isolate the variable even more by dividing off the coefficient.

Divide both sides by $- 9$:

$\frac{- 9 v}{-} 9 = \frac{- 45}{-} 9$

$v = 5$