How do you evaluate #-14c - - 12c + 1= - 7#?
Since we are subtracting a negative
We can simplify the terms on the left to get
Next, we can subtract
Next, we can divide both sides by
Hope this helps!
If you treat subtraction of a negative value as addition of a positive, you can simplify the expression and solve:
The first thing to do is to combine like terms. both the 14 and 12 are multiplied by
Now, let's move the +1 constant to the Right Hand Side. This will be achieved by subtracting 1 from both sides:
Finally, we divide both sides by any constants that our unknown variable is multiplied by. In this case, that constant is -2: