# How do you solve 2x+7= -17?

Mar 4, 2018

$x = - 12$

#### Explanation:

$2 x + 7 = - 17$

$2 x = - 17 - 7$

$2 x = - 24$

(Divide both sides by $2$)

$x = - 12$

Mar 4, 2018

$x = - 12$

#### Explanation:

$2 x + 7 = - 17$

Start by subtracting $7$ from both sides

$2 x + 7 - 7 = - 17 - 7$

$2 x = - 24$

Then divide both sides by $2$

$\frac{\cancel{2} x}{\cancel{2}} = \frac{- 24}{2}$

$x = - 12$