# How do you solve -9u - 2u + 2u = - 18?

Jul 19, 2018

$u = 2$

#### Explanation:

Given -

$- 9 u - 2 u + 2 u = - 18$

$- 9 u \cancel{- 2 u} \cancel{+ 2 u} = - 18$

$- 9 u = - 18$

$u = \frac{- 18}{- 9} = 2$

$u = 2$