# How do you solve 3j + 2= 8?

May 2, 2018

$j = 2$

#### Explanation:

$3 j + 2 = 8$

To solve for the variable $j$, we have to make it alone. To do so, first subtract $\textcolor{b l u e}{2}$ from both sides of the equation:

$3 j + 2 \quad \textcolor{b l u e}{- \quad 2} = 8 \quad \textcolor{b l u e}{- \quad 2}$

$3 j = 6$

Now divide both sides by color(blue):
$\frac{3 j}{\textcolor{b l u e}{3}} = \frac{6}{\textcolor{b l u e}{3}}$

$j = 2$