# How do you solve n+ 2n + 8+ 16= 0?

Feb 23, 2017

See the entire solution process below:

#### Explanation:

Step 1) Combine the common terms on the left side of the equation:

$1 n + 2 n + 24 = 0$

$\left(1 + 2\right) n + 24 = 0$

$3 n + 24 = 0$

Step 2) Subtract $\textcolor{red}{24}$ from each side of the equation to isolate the $n$ term while keeping the equation balanced:

$3 n + 24 - \textcolor{red}{24} = 0 - \textcolor{red}{24}$

$3 n + 0 = - 24$

$3 n = - 24$

Step 3) Divide each side of the equation by $\textcolor{red}{3}$ to solve for $n$ while keeping the equation balanced:

$\frac{3 n}{\textcolor{red}{3}} = - \frac{24}{\textcolor{red}{3}}$

$\frac{\textcolor{red}{\cancel{\textcolor{b l a c k}{3}}} n}{\cancel{\textcolor{red}{3}}} = - 8$

$n = - 8$