# How do you solve #2n+12=5n #?

##### 1 Answer

Nov 19, 2015

Following basic rules for manipulating equations, you get

#### Explanation:

Given any equation, here are some things you can do to both sides that will keep the equation valid:

- add or subtract the same amount to/from both sides
- multiply both sides by the same amount
- divide both sides by the same amount if the amount is not
#0# - exchange the two sides

Given the above rules:

We can subtract

to get

We can exchange the sides of

to get

We can divide both sides of

to get