21z+6=17z-26

Subtract 17z from both sides of the equation.

21z+6-17z=-26

Subtract 17z from 21z.

4z+6=-26

4z+6=-26

Subtract 6 from both sides of the equation.

4z=-26-6

Subtract 6 from -26.

4z=-32

4z=-32

Divide each term in 4z=-32 by 4.

4z4=-324

Cancel the common factor of 4.

Cancel the common factor.

4z4=-324

Divide z by 1.

z=-324

z=-324

Divide -32 by 4.

z=-8

z=-8

Solve for z 21z+6=17z-26