5+3u=-1

Subtract 5 from both sides of the equation.

3u=-1-5

Subtract 5 from -1.

3u=-6

3u=-6

Divide each term in 3u=-6 by 3.

3u3=-63

Cancel the common factor of 3.

Cancel the common factor.

3u3=-63

Divide u by 1.

u=-63

u=-63

Divide -6 by 3.

u=-2

u=-2

Solve for u 5+3u=-1