# How do you solve h+1.7=-2.1?

Jan 15, 2017

Subtract $1.7$ from each side of the equation. See full solution process below:

#### Explanation:

Subtract $\textcolor{red}{1.7}$ from each side of the equation to solve for $h$ while keeping the equation balanced:

$h + 1.7 - \textcolor{red}{1.7} = - 2.1 - \textcolor{red}{1.7}$

$h + 0 = - 3.8$

$h = - 3.8$