# How do you solve -2x-7=-13?

Nov 14, 2016

$\textcolor{g r e e n}{x = 3}$

#### Explanation:

Given
$\textcolor{w h i t e}{\text{XXX}} - 2 x - 7 = - 13$

Add $7$ to both sides
$\textcolor{w h i t e}{\text{XXX}} - 2 x = - 6$

Divide both sides by $\left(- 2\right)$
$\textcolor{w h i t e}{\text{XXX}} x = 3$