Simplify each term.
Apply the distributive property.
Multiply -3 by -4.
Add -3z and 5z.
Move all terms containing z to the left side of the equation.
Subtract 6z from both sides of the equation.
Subtract 6z from 2z.
Move all terms not containing z to the right side of the equation.
Subtract 12 from both sides of the equation.
Subtract 12 from -5.
Divide each term by -4 and simplify.
Divide each term in -4z=-17 by -4.
Cancel the common factor of -4.
Cancel the common factor.
Divide z by 1.
Dividing two negative values results in a positive value.
The result can be shown in multiple forms.
Mixed Number Form:
Solve for z -3(z-4)+5z=6z-5