# Can someone please solve this equation step by step. Thank you!?

7(s-5)=42

THANK YOU to all of you who helped!

### 9 Answers

- lenpol7Lv 71 month ago
7(s - 5) = 4

Multiply out the brackets

7s - 35 = 42

Add '35' to both sides

7s = 77

Divide both sides by '7'

s = 11

The answer !!!!!

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- RRLv 71 month ago
7(s-5)=42

multiply out the bracket

7s - 35 = 42

swap - 35 to other side

7s = 77

Divide 7 into 77

s = 11

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- Iggy RockoLv 71 month ago
7(s - 5) = 42

7(s - 5)/7 = 42/7

s - 5 = 6

s - 5 + 5 = 6 + 5

s = 11

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- Ray SLv 71 month ago
➊ 7(s-5) = 42 ← On the left, we have the product of the two numbers 7 and (s-5).

So, we can divide both sides by 7 to isolate the number involving s.

7(s-5) 42

——— = ——

7 7

➋ (s - 5) = 6 ← The parentheses no longer serve a purpose.

So, we can remove them.

Then, to get s by itself, we need to add 5 to the left side.

And, add 5 to the right side to keep the equation balanced.

s - 5 + 5 = 6 + 5

s + 0 = 11

➌ s = 11 ← ANSWER ... Steps ➊, ➋, and ➌ are all you should need to show.

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- PhilipLv 61 month ago
7(s-5) = 42. The objective is to isolate s on one side of the equation. Then we can say ''s = ...whatever'' giving the correct answer. In our case we can do this in 2 easy

steps. Step1: Divide equation through by 7 getting s-5 = 6..(1), Step2: Add 5 to both

sides of equation in (1) getting s = 6+5. Then s = 11.

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- davidLv 71 month ago
divide by 7

s - 5 = 6 ... now add 5

s = 11 <<< answer

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