## Algebra: A Combined Approach (4th Edition)

z = $\frac{3}{4}$
$\frac{3(2 - z)}{5}$ = z Multiply both sides by 5: 3(2 - z) = 5z Distribute: 6 - 3z = 5z Add 3z to both sides: 6 = 8z Divide both sides by 8: $\frac{6}{8}$ = z $\frac{3}{4}$ = z