# How do you solve for c: 5c-4-2c+1=8c+2?

Oct 26, 2016

$c = - 1$

#### Explanation:

$5 c - 4 - 2 c + 1 = 8 c + 2$

Simplify and then group and simplify again.

$3 c - 3 = 8 c + 2$

$3 c - 8 c = 2 + 3$

$- 5 c = 5$

Divide both sides by $5$.

$- c = 1$ or $c = - 1$