# Does -2+2=2?

Mar 3, 2017

No! $- 2 + 2 = 0$

#### Explanation:

A way of thinking of this as a point moving on the $x -$ axis.
(BTW: This is also called the 'real line')

The point starts at -2 and moves 2 units to the right (in the positive direction, i.e +2)

Therefore the point will now at point 0

Hence: $- 2 + 2 = 0$