How do you solve 5(-3n – 1) – 1 = 54?

Mar 15, 2018

$n = - 4$

Explanation:

$5 \left(- 3 n - 1\right) - 1 = 54$

$\implies - 15 n - 5 - 1 = 54$

$\implies - 15 n - 6 = 54$

$\implies - 15 n - 60 = 0$

$\implies 15 n + 60 = 0$

$\implies 3 n + 12 = 0$

$\implies n + 4 = 0$

$\implies n = - 4$