Rewrite the equation as 3u-44+u-98=4.
Factor the equation.
To write 3u-44 as a fraction with a common denominator, multiply by 22.
Write each expression with a common denominator of 8, by multiplying each by an appropriate factor of 1.
Multiply 3u-44 and 22.
Multiply 4 by 2.
Combine the numerators over the common denominator.
Rewrite u+2(3u-4)-98 in a factored form.
Apply the distributive property.
Multiply 3 by 2.
Multiply 2 by -4.
Add u and 6u.
Subtract 9 from -8.
Solve the equation.
Multiply both sides of the equation by 8.
Multiply 4 by 8.
Move all terms not containing u to the right side of the equation.
Add 17 to both sides of the equation.
Add 32 and 17.
Divide each term by 7 and simplify.
Divide each term in 7u=49 by 7.
Cancel the common factor of 7.
Cancel the common factor.
Divide u by 1.
Divide 49 by 7.
Solve for u 4=(3u-4)/4+(u-9)/8