# How do you solve a-2+3=-2?

Aug 3, 2016

a = - 3

#### Explanation:

The equation may be simplified by adding -2 + 3 = 1.

$\Rightarrow a + 1 = - 2 \text{ is the simplified version}$

To solve for a , leave it where it is and place numeric terms on the right side of the equation.

subtract 1 from both sides

$a \cancel{+ 1} \cancel{- 1} = - 2 - 1$

$\Rightarrow a = - 3 \text{ is the solution}$

check: $- 3 - 2 + 3 = - 2 = \text{ right side hence equation is true}$