# How do you solve 16= 4n?

Mar 8, 2018

Divide both sides by $n$'s multiplier to get your answer, 4

#### Explanation:

$16 = 4 n$

$\frac{16}{4} = \frac{4 n}{4}$

$4 = n$

Mar 8, 2018

See explanation given.

#### Explanation:

The objective when solving two-step or one-step equations is to isolate the variable. 16 = 4n is a one-step equation. One operation is required to solve. Since 4n means $4 \cdot n$ , you can "undo" this by dividing by the coefficient. Just remember: what you do to one side of the equals sign, you must do to the other side of the equals sign.

$16 = 4 n$

$\frac{16}{4} = \frac{4 n}{4}$

$4 = n \mathmr{and} n = 4$