# How do you solve 6r - 33r- 55= 53?

Dec 7, 2017

$r = - 4$

#### Explanation:

First, we will add the $r$ terms together.

$6 r - 33 r = - 27 r$

$- 27 r - 55 = 53$

Now we get like terms on each side, so we add $55$ to each side.

$- 27 r - 55 + 55 = - 27 r = 108$

$- 27 r = 108$

Now we just divide by $- 27$ to get $r$ on its own.

$r = \frac{108}{-} 27 = - 4$

$r = - 4$