# How do you solve: #n + 2 = -14 - n#?

##### 4 Answers

See the entire solution process below:

#### Explanation:

First, subtract

Now, divide each side of the equation by

#### Explanation:

To solve this equation, collect terms in n on the left side and numeric values on the right side.

add n to both sides.

#n+n+2=-14cancel(-n)cancel(+n)#

#rArr2n+2=-14# subtract 2 from both sides.

#2ncancel(+2)cancel(-2)=-14-2#

#rArr2n=-16# divide both sides by 2

#(cancel(2) n)/cancel(2)=(-16)/2#

#rArrn=-8#

#color(blue)"As a check"# Substitute this value into the equation and if the left side equals the right side then it is the solution.

#"left side " =-8+2=-6#

#"right side " =-14-(-8)=-14+8=-6#

#rArrn=-8" is the solution"#

#### Explanation:

You need to get all the variables (

You want to get to the answer:

In an equation, you have to do the SAME to BOTH sides, otherwise the sides will no longer be equal.

Note that

#### Explanation:

First add

Then subtract

Finally divide both sides by