# How do you solve 3( v + 94) - - 66= 96?

Jan 11, 2018

$\textcolor{b l u e}{v = - 40}$

#### Explanation:

1) Expand the bracket, using BIDMAS or BODMAS respectively,

color(red)(3xxv=3v

$\textcolor{red}{3 \times 94 = 282}$

2) Plug into equation getting rid of previous values and brackets, giving us:

color(blue)(3v+282-(-66)=96

3) Solve like an equation:

color(blue)(3v+282=66+96 (+66)

color(blue)(3v+282=162

color(blue)(3v=-120 (-282)

color(blue)(v=-120/3=-40

Jan 11, 2018

$u = - 40$ , $u = 84$

#### Explanation:

$3 \left(u + 94\right) - 66 = 96$ $\iff$

$3 u + 3 \cdot 94 - 66 = 96 \iff$

$3 u + 282 - 66 = 96$ $\iff$

$3 u + 216 = 96$ $\iff$

$3 u = 96 - 216$ $\iff$

$3 u = - 120$ $\iff$

$u = - \frac{120}{3}$ $\iff$

$u = - 40$

If you meant

$3 \left(u + 94\right) - \left(- 66\right) = 96$ $\iff$

$3 u + 282 + 66 = 96$ $\iff$

$3 u + 348 = 96$ $\iff$

$3 u = 96 - 348$ $\iff$

$3 u = - 252$ $\iff$

$u = - \frac{252}{3}$ $\iff$

$u = 84$