# (3t+5)/8=-5

$\frac{3t+5}{8}=-5$
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Given: $\frac{3t+5}{8}=-5$
Multiply each side by 8: $\left(\frac{3t+5}{8}\right)\cdot 8=-5\cdot 8$
Simplify: 3t+5=-40
Subtract 5 from each side: 3t+5-5=-40-5
Combine like terms: 3t=-45
Divide each side by 3: $3\frac{t}{3}=-\left(\frac{45}{3}\right)$
Simplify: t=-15