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

3 Answers
Feb 3, 2018

Answer:

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

Answer:

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

Answer:

#z=-45#

Explanation:

#(z+29)/2 = -8#

Multiply each side by 2:

#z+29 = -16#

Subtract 29 from each side

#z=-45#