# SOLUTION: Please help me solve this equation: 1-r= -5 I tried it and i got this: 1-r =-5 -1 -1 -r= -6 But i do not understand how to get rid of the negative variable and the

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 Question 575866: Please help me solve this equation: 1-r= -5 I tried it and i got this: 1-r =-5 -1 -1 -r= -6 But i do not understand how to get rid of the negative variable and the worksheet says the answer is 6 but i dont know how to get a positive 6 when i ended up with a negative 6.Answer by jim_thompson5910(28598)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!If you have -r = -6 multiply both sides by -1 to get r = 6 which is your answer. Alternatively, you can divide both sides by -1 to get the same answer.