# How do you solve 2x - 5= - 7?

Mar 22, 2018

$x = - 1$

#### Explanation:

$2 x - 5 = - 7$

Start by adding $5$ on both sides

$2 x - 5 + 5 = - 7 + 5$

$2 x = - 2$

Divide both sides by $2$

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

$x = - 1$