# How do you solve #12- 3q - 9q = - 12#?

##### 1 Answer

Apr 6, 2017

#### Explanation:

The great thing about equations is that we can do (almost) any operation on both sides while maintaining its equality.

We can simplify

as

by grouping together the terms with q in it.

Now we can add

That is

Now add

That is

Now let's divide both the sides of the equation by

That is

Hence we have obtained the value of

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