# How do you solve #-14 + 5x = -12#?

##### 1 Answer

Dec 24, 2015

#### Explanation:

The goal of solving equation is to get the variable by itself.

Always do the opposite operation to isolate the variable.

#5x " " " = 2#

#(5x)/color(red)(5) " " " = 2/(color(red)(5)#

#x " " = 2/5#

Check the solution

# -14 + 2 = -12#

#-12 = -12#

The solution