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

##### 3 Answers

Feb 3, 2018

See below..

#### Explanation:

We must isolate the variable (in this case

First we multiply both sides by

Now we subtract 29 from both sides to isolate

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:

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

Feb 3, 2018

#### Explanation:

Multiply each side by 2:

Subtract 29 from each side