# 6=1-2n+5 find the value n. please show your steps?

### 6 Answers

- Anonymous8 years ago
6 = 1-2n+5

6 = 6-2n

6-6 = -2n

0 = -2n

0/-2 = n

0 = n

Check:

6 = 1-2(0)+5

6 = 1-0+5

6 = 1+5

6 = 6 Correct

- 8 years ago
=> 6-5 = 1 - 2n + 5 - 5

=> 1 = 1 - 2n

=> 1 -1 = 1 - 1 -2n

=> 0 = 2n

(=> they're wasting your time!!).... but don't quote this line

=> 0 / 2 = n

So n= 0

congrats

- 8 years ago
6-5-1= -2n (subtract the 1 and the 5 since they are positive)

0/-2=n

0=n

And Paige C.... it helps if you put your answer back in to the original equation to make sure you did it right. if n is 6 then 1-2(6)+5=1-17=-16

and the same to the person below me... if n is 1 then 1-2(1)+5 = 1-7=-6 not positive

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- 8 years ago
Subtract 5 from both sides making the 6 a 1 and the 5 dissaper. Then add one to both sides making the 1 dissaper and the 1 a 2. Then divide both sides by 2 making the 2 dissaper. Then 1=n

Source(s): My mind! - 8 years ago
-5-6=1-2n (subtract the 5 from both sides)

-1-5-6=-2n(subtract 1 from both sides)

-12-2n(simplify)

-12/2 = 2n/2 (divide both sides by 2)

-6 = n