# SOLUTION: How do u solve the following equation? 3n=-2-4

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 Question 81597: How do u solve the following equation? 3n=-2-4Found 2 solutions by checkley75, bucky:Answer by checkley75(3666)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!3N=-2-4 COMBINE THE NUMBERS ON THE RIGHT HALF OF THE EQUATION THUS: 3N=-6 NOW DIVIDE BOTH SIDES BY 3 3N/3=-6/3 N=-2 ANSWER. PROOF 3*-2=-2-4 -6=-6 Answer by bucky(2189)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!solve: . 3n = -2 - 4 . combine the two numbers on the right side by addition of negative numbers to get: . 3n = -6 . Solve for n by dividing both sides by 3. This division makes the equation become: . (3/3)*n = (-6/3) . which simplifies to: . 1*n = -2 . or simply: . n = -2 . Check by substituting this value for n in the original equation that you were given. This substitution results in: . 3n = -2 - 4 . becoming: . 3*(-2) = -2 - 4 . the left side multiplies out to: . -6 = -2 - 4 . and the right side adds to -6. So the equation works because it results in: . -6 = -6 . Hope this helps you to understand some of the basic methods of solving linear equations. .