# How do you solve 14-2z = 16?

Mar 2, 2018

$z = - 1$

#### Explanation:

Your goal is to isolate z. So move 14 to the other side by subtracting 14 on both sides:
$- 2 z = 16 - 14$
Then simplify:
$- 2 z = 2$
Divide by -2 on both sides to isolate z:
$z = - \frac{2}{2}$
So once you simplify everything, you get that
$z = - 1$