Apply the distributive property.
Multiply 1.5 by 8.
Move all terms containing z to the left side of the equation.
Subtract 0.6z from both sides of the equation.
Subtract 0.6z from 1.5z.
Move all terms not containing z to the right side of the equation.
Subtract 12 from both sides of the equation.
Subtract 12 from 3.
Divide each term by 0.9 and simplify.
Divide each term in 0.9z=-9 by 0.9.
Cancel the common factor of 0.9.
Divide -9 by 0.9.
Solve for z 1.5(z+8)=3.0+0.6z