# How do you solve -24n=72?

Mar 7, 2018

See a solution process below:

#### Explanation:

Divide each side of the equation by $\textcolor{red}{- 24}$ to solve for $n$ while keeping the equation balanced:

$- 24 n = 72$

$\frac{- 24 n}{\textcolor{red}{- 24}} = \frac{72}{\textcolor{red}{- 24}}$

$\frac{\textcolor{red}{\cancel{\textcolor{b l a c k}{- 24}}} n}{\cancel{\textcolor{red}{- 24}}} = - 3$

$n = - 3$