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?
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?