10n - 9n + 8n - 7n + 6n = 10 - 9 + 8 - 7 + 6 Solve for n in the equation 10n - 9n + 8n - 7n + 6n = 10 - 9 + 8 - 7 + 6 Step 1: Group the n terms on the left hand side: (10 - 9 + 8 - 7 + 6)n = 8n Step 2: Group the constant terms on the right hand side: 10 - 9 + 8 - 7 + 6 = 8 Step 3: Form modified equation 8n = + 8 Step 4: Divide each side of the equation by 8 8n/8 = 8/8 n = 1