Posted by Brooke on .
5t9

4 = 14
*5t9 is over 4. if you understand the question please answer!!

pre algebra 
Joshua,
Do have trouble finding t?

pre algebra 
Brooke,
can you please help me, Joshua?

pre algebra 
Brooke,
yeah all i need to find is t. it is really confusing me. can you please help me find what t is? if so thanks a lot

pre algebra 
Joshua,
(5t9/ 4 ) = 14
5t9 =14*4 multiply 4 to both sides, and it cancels the 4 on the left side.
5t9=56 add 9 to both sides, and it cancels on the left side.
5t=56+9
5t=65 divide by 5 on both sides
t= 13 
pre algebra 
Brooke,
thanks a million!!

pre algebra 
Guido,
Joshua did a great job!
I just want to say that to solve for a variable (any variable) means to isolate the variable on one side of the equation.
Do you see, as Joshua said, that
t = 13?
Do you see that the letter or variable t has been isolated on one side of the equation?
That means Joshua solved the equation for t.
To find out if Joshua is correct (and he is), replace t with 13 in the original equation given and simplify.
If you get the SAME answer on both sides of the equation, then you will know FOR SURE that t = 13.
Got it?