# How do you solve n/3-5=12?

Apr 3, 2018

$n = 51$

#### Explanation:

Isolate $n$

$\frac{n}{3} - 5 = 12$

$\frac{n}{3} - 5 + 5 = 12 + 5 \rightarrow$ Add 5 to each side

$\frac{n}{3} = 17 \rightarrow$ Multiply each side by 3

$\frac{n}{3} \cdot 3 = 17 \cdot 3$

$n = 51 \rightarrow$ This is the answer

Apr 3, 2018

$n = 51$

#### Explanation:

$\frac{n}{3} - 5 = 12$

$\frac{n}{3} - 5 + 5 = 12 + 5$

$\frac{n}{3} = 17$

$\frac{n}{3} \times 3 = 17 \times 3$

$n = 51$