How do you solve -4=5n+6?

Feb 17, 2016

n = - 2

Explanation:

first let me reverse the equation , so that the 'unknown' is on the left side.

hence 5n + 6 = - 4

now subtract 6 from both sides

5n + 6 - 6 = - 4 - 6

so 5n = -10

now divide both sides by 5

$\frac{\cancel{5} n}{\cancel{5}} = - \frac{10}{5}$

hence n = -2