# SOLUTION: what is the answer to this problem? 5u+6-3(4u-1)=3(u-1)

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 Click here to see ALL problems on real-numbers Question 629469: what is the answer to this problem? 5u+6-3(4u-1)=3(u-1)Answer by lenny460(764)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!5u + 6 - 3(4u - 1) = 3(u - 1) -3 * 4u = -12u -3 * -1 = 3 3 * u = 3u 3 * -1 = -3 5u + 6 - 12u + 3 = 3u - 3 Combine like terms: 5u - 12u = -7u 6 + 3 = 9 -7u + 9 = 3u - 3 Add 3 to each side of the equation -7u + 9 + 3 = 3u - 3 + 3 Combine like terms: 9 + 3 = 12 -3 + 3 = 0 -7u + 12 = 3u Add 7u to each side of the equation -7u + 12 + 7u = 3u + 7u Combine like terms: -7u + 7u = 0 3u + 7u = 10u 12 = 10u or 10u = 12 Divide each side by 10 10u/10 = 12/10 u = 12/10 = 6/5 = 1 1/5 The Answer: u = 6/5 = 1 1/5 obuong3@aol.com