How do you solve -16- 15s = 17- 12s?

May 9, 2018

$s = - 11$

Explanation:

$- 16 - 15 s = 17 - 12 s$

Move like terms to each side

$- 16 - 17 = - 12 s + 15 s$

Simplify by subtracting

$- 33 = 3 s$

Then divide both sides by $3$ to get $s$

$\frac{- 33}{3} = \frac{3 s}{3}$

$s = - 11$