How do you solve #-16j+1=-17j+20#?

2 Answers
May 3, 2018

Answer:

#j=19#

Explanation:

#-16j+1=-17j+20#

Group your like terms together on one side of the equation

#-16j+17j=20-1#

#j=19#

May 3, 2018

Answer:

#j = 19#

Explanation:

We want to solve for the variable #j#, so we have to make it alone.

First, let's subtract #color(blue)1# from both sides of the equation:
#-16j + 1 quadcolor(blue)(-quad1) = -17j + 20 quadcolor(blue)(-quad1)#

#-16j = -17j + 19#

Now add #color(blue)(17j)# to both sides of the equation:

#-16j quadcolor(blue)(+quad17j) = -17j + 19 quadcolor(blue)(+quad17j)#

Therefore,
#j = 19#

Hope this helps!