7n+2=4n+17

Subtract 4n from both sides of the equation.

7n+2-4n=17

Subtract 4n from 7n.

3n+2=17

3n+2=17

Subtract 2 from both sides of the equation.

3n=17-2

Subtract 2 from 17.

3n=15

3n=15

Divide each term in 3n=15 by 3.

3n3=153

Cancel the common factor of 3.

Cancel the common factor.

3n3=153

Divide n by 1.

n=153

n=153

Divide 15 by 3.

n=5

n=5

Solve for n 7n+2=4n+17