24=3(n-5)

Rewrite the equation as 3(n-5)=24.

3(n-5)=24

Divide each term in 3(n-5)=24 by 3.

3(n-5)3=243

Cancel the common factor of 3.

Cancel the common factor.

3(n-5)3=243

Divide n-5 by 1.

n-5=243

n-5=243

Divide 24 by 3.

n-5=8

n-5=8

Add 5 to both sides of the equation.

n=8+5

Add 8 and 5.

n=13

n=13

Solve for n 24=3(n-5)