# How do you solve \frac { z + 29} { 2} = - 8?

Feb 3, 2018

See below..

#### Explanation:

We must isolate the variable (in this case $z$)on one side and the constants on the other.
First we multiply both sides by $2$ to remove the fraction.

$z + 29 = - 16$

Now we subtract 29 from both sides to isolate $z$

$z = - 45$

Feb 3, 2018

z = -43

#### Explanation:

We want to find z, so to do this, we do reverse PEMDAS, and start by multiplying both sides by 2 to get rid of the fraction. When we do, it looks like this:

$z + 29 = - 16$

Next, you single out z by subtracting 29 from both sides. You have the answer.

$z = - 45$

Feb 3, 2018

$z = - 45$

#### Explanation:

$\frac{z + 29}{2} = - 8$

Multiply each side by 2:

$z + 29 = - 16$

Subtract 29 from each side

$z = - 45$