#1**0 **

-14 + 5u = -9u add 9u to both sides

-14 + 14u = 0 add 14 to both sides

14u=14 divide both sides by 14

u=1

ElectricPavlov
Mar 9, 2017

#2**0 **

-14+5u=-9u

-14+5u=-9u

-5u -5u

-14=-14u

-14/-14=-14u/-14

u=1

1: Simplify the problem by moving all similar figures together (normal numbers like 1 or -1 go to their side, numbers with letters attached go to a different side.)

2: Divide to get rid of the number attached to the letter. REMEMBER! Always do the same thing to both sides.

3: The answer with be _= number, or number=_ (i.e. 10=a or b=-6)

JoshSulentic
Mar 9, 2017