Can you tell me how to solve 5 minus z over z equals 9?

## 5 minus z over z equals 9 ? How do you solve?

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# 2 Answers

If I understand your question correctly, I believe you are solving (5 - z)/z = 9. If you are, then here are the steps below:

(5 - z)/z = 9 Given

(5 - z)/z * z = 9 * z Multiply both sides by z

5 - z = 9z Simplify

5 - z + z = 9z + z Add z to both sides

5 = 10z Simplify

5/10 = 10z/10 Divide both sides by 10

1/2 = z Simplify

z = 1/2 or 0.5 Symmetric property

(5-z)/z = 9

Multiply both sides by "z".

(5-z)/z*z = 9z

5-z = 9z

Put the variable on one side.

10z = 5

z = .5

Do I need to break it down further?

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