# How do you solve 2x+5=-2?

Jul 8, 2015

Get the $x$ term alone. Divide both sides of the equation by the coefficient of $x$.

#### Explanation:

$2 x + 5 = - 2$

Subtract $5$ from both sides of the equation.

$2 x = - 2 - 5$ =

$2 x = - 7$

Divide both sides by $2$.

$x = - \frac{7}{2}$