2n - 1&1/2n = 59 1&1/2n = 3/2n or 1.5n So we have: 2n - 1.5n = 59 Solve for n in the equation 2n - 1.5n = 59 Step 1: Group the n terms on the left hand side: (2 - 1.5)n = 0.5n Step 2: Form modified equation 0.5n = + 59 Step 3: Divide each side of the equation by 0.5 0.5n/0.5 = 59/0.5 n = 118