# How do you solve -18v = - 126?

Dec 18, 2017

See down below.

#### Explanation:

The equation is

$- 18 v = - 126$

and we have to solve for $v$. We have to get $v$ by itself, so we have to divide by $- 18$ to cancel out the multiplication. Division and multiplication cancel each other out and addition and subtraction cancel each other out.

Since we divided by $- 18$ on one side, we have to do it on the other as well. When we divide $- 126$ by $- 18$, we get $7$. When you multiply or divide two negative numbers, it turns to a positive number.

$v = 7$