Posted by **Jessie** on Friday, January 10, 2014 at 2:27pm.

How would I solve a problem like the one below?

5h-9=-16+6h

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**Anonymous**, Friday, January 10, 2014 at 2:32pm
Subtract 6h from each side.

-h-9= -16

Now add 9 to each side.

-h - 9 + 9 = -16 + 9

-h = -7, or h = 7

- Pre-Algebra -
**Jessie**, Friday, January 10, 2014 at 2:39pm
I see you are leaving the 9. If you are subtracting 6h from 5h would that give you -1? Do you just ignore the -1?

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