# How do you solve -2^3 = -8?

Jun 26, 2016

This is not an equation to be solved.

#### Explanation:

This is a statement rather than an equation to be solved, because there is no variable.

-8 can be written as $- {2}^{3}$

$- {2}^{3} = - {2}^{3}$

Solve $- {2}^{x} = 8$
$- {2}^{x} = - {2}^{3}$
So $x = 3$