# How do you solve 3n + 5= 50?

Jul 14, 2017

See a solution process below:

#### Explanation:

Step 1) Subtract $\textcolor{red}{5}$ from each side of the equation to isolate the $n$ term:

$3 n + 5 - \textcolor{red}{5} = 50 - \textcolor{red}{5}$

$3 n + 0 = 45$

$3 n = 45$

Step 2) Divide each side of the equation by $\textcolor{red}{3}$ to solve for $n$ while keeping the equation balanced:

$\frac{3 n}{\textcolor{red}{3}} = \frac{45}{\textcolor{red}{3}}$

$\frac{\textcolor{red}{\cancel{\textcolor{b l a c k}{3}}} n}{\cancel{\textcolor{red}{3}}} = 15$

$n = 15$