# How do you evaluate #-14c - - 12c + 1= - 7#?

##### 2 Answers

#### Explanation:

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:

#### Explanation:

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: