# How do you solve 209=72 -v?

Mar 2, 2018

$v = - 137$

#### Explanation:

Begin by subtracting $72$ from both sides:

$209 \textcolor{red}{- 72} = 72 \textcolor{red}{- 72} - v$

$137 = 0 - v$

$137 = - v$

Divide both sides by a negative:

$- 137 = v$