# How do you solve -2n+3=8?

Sep 19, 2016

$n = - \frac{5}{2}$

#### Explanation:

Leave the n term and move numeric values to the right side of the equation.

subtract 3 from both sides.

$- 2 n \cancel{+ 3} \cancel{- 3} = 8 - 3$

$\Rightarrow - 2 n = 5$

to solve for n divide both sides by -2.

$\frac{\cancel{- 2} n}{\cancel{- 2}} = \frac{5}{- 2}$

$\Rightarrow n = - \frac{5}{2}$