# How do you solve 5- ( n + 3) = - 1+ 2( n - 3)?

Dec 14, 2016

$n = 3$

#### Explanation:

$5 - \left(n + 3\right) = - 1 + 2 \left(n - 3\right)$

Open the brackets and simplify. The product of a negative and a positive is a negative.

$5 - n - 3 = - 1 + 2 n - 6$

$2 - n = 2 n - 7$

Add $7$ to each side.

$9 - n = 2 n$

Add $n$ to each side.

$9 = 3 n$

Divide both sides by $3$.

$3 = n$ or $n = 3$