# How do you solve the multi-step equation 29-3s=23(2s-3)?

Mar 29, 2018

See the steps below, which I used to solve this equation and find that $s = 2$.

#### Explanation:

29−3s=23(2s−3)

First expand the brackets:

29−3s=46s-69

Now collect like terms - all terms in $s$ on the left and all number-only terms on the right. We do this by subtracting $29$ from both sides and subtracting $46 s$ from both sides:

$- 49 s = - 98$

Now divide both sides by $- 49$

$s = \frac{- 98}{- 49} = 2$