# How do you solve 3g - 8 = g?

May 26, 2018

$g = 4$

#### Explanation:

$3 g - 8 = g$

First, you need to get rid of 3g. You can't get of $g$ by itself on the right side because the equation won't be balanced. So, subtract $3 g$ from both sides:

$- 8 = - 2 g$

Now, divide by $- 2$ to isolate for $g$:

$- \frac{8}{-} 2 = g$

$g = 4$ because two negatives make a positive.

May 26, 2018

$g = 4$

#### Explanation:

As per the question, we have

$3 g - 8 = g$

$\therefore 3 g - g - 8 + 8 = g - g + 8$ ... [Subtracting $g$ and Adding $8$ in both sides]

$\therefore 2 g = 8$

$\therefore g = \frac{8}{2}$

$\therefore g = 4$