# solve for t

• Dec 6th 2012, 12:54 PM
someguy123
solve for t
Hey thanks for all your quick help guys. Im studying for the accuplacer and its been a while since ive done this sort of math. Thanks for the help I have another question.

If 5t+2=6 then t=
• Dec 6th 2012, 12:58 PM
MarkFL
Re: solve for t
First, subtract 2 from both sides, then divide both sides by 5. What do you find?
• Dec 6th 2012, 01:13 PM
someguy123
Re: solve for t
.6??
• Dec 6th 2012, 01:28 PM
topsquark
Re: solve for t
Quote:

Originally Posted by someguy123
.6??

Just a note. This is a Math problem so generally you want to give a fraction rather than a decimal.

And that's not correct. Show us what you did and we'll see what happened.

-Dan
• Jan 2nd 2013, 06:50 AM
pattyhernandezcaldera
Re: solve for t
I have the same question as above: If 5t + 2=6, then t=?
Please be patient with me as I have been away from school for 12+ years, but I'm more than willing to give it a try.
Now, my answers I have here are:
A. 8 -----> this is not correct because according to my calculations, I get 42, which is not equal to 6.
B. 5/4
C. 4/5
D. -8 ------> this is not correct because I get -38, which is not equal to 6 either.

My problem is that I don't remember how to work fractions into this math question. Can I get some help please?

You said above to subtract two from both sides...so my equation now looks like this:
5t + 2=6 ....so subtract 2 and I get:
5t = 4 and then divide it by 5. So now I get...

t=4/5.

Oh, nevermind! I think I got it. Thank you!!