# How do you solve -6t-7=17?

Oct 20, 2016

$t = - 4$

#### Explanation:

Leave the term in t on the left side of the equation and collect numeric values on the right side.

$- 6 t \cancel{- 7} \cancel{+ 7} = 17 + 7$
$\Rightarrow - 6 t = 24$
$\frac{\cancel{- 6} t}{\cancel{- 6}} = \frac{24}{- 6}$
$\Rightarrow t = - 4 \text{ is the solution}$