# How do you solve 20-k/15=17?

Dec 13, 2016

$k = 45$

#### Explanation:

$20 - \frac{k}{15} = 17$

Subtract $20$ from both sides.

$- \frac{k}{15} = - 3$

Multiply both sides by $15$.

$- k = - 45$

Change the signs equally on both sides.

$k = 45$