### Home > CC2 > Chapter 8 > Lesson 8.2.1 > Problem 8-40

8-40.

Simplify and solve each equation below for . Show your work and check your answer.

Begin isolating

by subtractingfrom both sides. Divide both sides by

.

Begin by distributing.

Add

to both sides. Subtract

from each side.

Follow the methods presented in parts (a) and (b).

Follow the methods presented in parts (a) and (b).