# How do you solve 3- 8c = 35?

Sep 10, 2016

$3 - 8 c = 35$
$- 8 c = 35 - 3$
$- 8 c = 32$
$- c = \frac{32}{8}$
$- c = 4$
to make the variable positive, we have to shift the sign from variable to constant.
$c = - 4$
Verification
$3 - 8 \left(- 4\right) = 35$
$3 + 32 = 35$
$35 = 35$