# How do you solve x + 2 = 0?

May 15, 2018

$x = - 2$

#### Explanation:

Given: $x + 2 = 0$.

Subtract $2$ from both sides.

$x + \textcolor{red}{\cancel{\textcolor{b l a c k}{2}}} - \textcolor{red}{\cancel{\textcolor{b l a c k}{2}}} = 0 - 2$

$\implies x = - 2$