# How do you solve a+10=-4?

Mar 8, 2017

$a = - 14$

#### Explanation:

How to solve:
a+10=−4

1.
acolor(red)cancel(+10)=−4

First we cancel out the $+ 10$ on the left hand side of the equation by subtracting 10.

2.
$a = - 4 \textcolor{red}{- 10}$
If we cancel out the $+ 10$ on one side by subtracting 10, we must then complete the equation by subtracting 10 from the other side.

3.
$a = - 14$
Add together all like terms. In this case, we subtract 10 from $- 4$ to make $\textcolor{red}{- 14}$.

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