# How do you solve 5n + 34 = −2(1 − 7n)?

Sep 28, 2014

Using distributive property

5n + 34 = -2 ( 1-7n)

5n + 34 = -2 x1 + (-2) ( -7n)

5n + 34 = -2 + 14 n

Subtracting 34 from both sides;

5n + 34 -34 = -2 + 14n -34

5n = 14n -36

subtracting 14 n from both sides ;

5n -14n = 14n -36 -14n

-9n = -36

solving n

n = -36 /-9 = 4