# How do you solve 5n + 4 - 8n = - 5?

May 15, 2016

$n = 3$

#### Explanation:

$5 n + 4 - 8 n = - 5$

$5 n - 8 n = - 5 - 4$

$- 3 n = - 5 - 4$

$- 3 n = - 9$

$n = \frac{- 9}{- 3}$

$n = 3$