Rusty has the right answer.

My approach is just a little different: * *

REMEMBER YOUR GOAL IN ANY PROBLEM: Get the variable alone on one side of the equal sign.

Step 1. Do the math according to the order of operations:

(Think: "**P**lease
**E**xcuse
**M**y **D**ear
**A**unt
**S**ally")

**P**arenthesis

**E**xponents

**M**ultiplication

**D**ivision

**A**ddition

**S**ubtraction

Step 2. Get U alone on one side of the equal sign by removing everything else from that side:

(**Remember**: What you do to one side of the = sign, you must do to the other side as well, so you do not change the value)

Step 3. Divide to Solve for U

1. Multiply: 2u - 3 =** 2(4 - u)** -3

2u - 3 = 8 - 2u - 3

2. Add: 2u - 3 **+ 3** = 8 - 2u - 3
**+ 3**

2u = 8 - 2u

Add: 2u **+ 2u** = 8 - 2u
**+ 2u**

4u = 8

3: Divide: 4u =
8

**4**
** 4**

u = 2