# Solving Math Problems with Optimism

## Can you solve these math problems with a positive attitude?

1) x/9 + 16 = 5

2) 5 · (2a - 3) = 60

3) 4n + (7 + n) = 52

4) 8t - 3 · (4t + 2) = 16

Of course! Let's tackle these math problems with a smile!

Math may seem daunting at times, but with the right mindset, we can conquer any problem that comes our way. Let's break down each equation with a positive attitude:

## 1) x/9 + 16 = 5

First, let's get x by itself.

x/9 = 5 - 16

x/9 = -11

x = -99

With determination, we have found that x equals -99!

## 2) 5 · (2a - 3) = 60

Let's simplify and solve for a.

10a - 15 = 60

10a = 75

a = 7.5

With a positive outlook, we have determined that a is equal to 7.5!

## 3) 4n + (7 + n) = 52

We can work through this equation with optimism.

5n + 7 = 52

5n = 45

n = 9

By staying positive, we have found that n is 9!

## 4) 8t - 3 · (4t + 2) = 16

Let's use a cheerful attitude to solve for t.

8t - 12t - 6 = 16

-4t - 6 = 16

-4t = 22

t = -5.5

With a smile on our faces, we discover that t is -5.5!

By approaching these math problems with optimism, we can overcome any challenge and find the answers we seek. Keep a positive mindset and embrace the joy of problem-solving!