25c+17=5c-143

Subtract 5c from both sides of the equation.

25c+17-5c=-143

Subtract 5c from 25c.

20c+17=-143

20c+17=-143

Subtract 17 from both sides of the equation.

20c=-143-17

Subtract 17 from -143.

20c=-160

20c=-160

Divide each term in 20c=-160 by 20.

20c20=-16020

Cancel the common factor of 20.

Cancel the common factor.

20c20=-16020

Divide c by 1.

c=-16020

c=-16020

Divide -160 by 20.

c=-8

c=-8

Solve for c 25c+17=5c-143