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

1 Answer
Mar 29, 2018

Answer:

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 #46s# from both sides:

#-49s=-98#

Now divide both sides by #-49#

#s=(-98)/(-49)=2#