# How do you solve x-(-74)=-22?

Apr 26, 2017

$x = - 96$

#### Explanation:

Write as:$\text{ } x - 1 \left(- 74\right) = - 22$

Multiply what is inside the brackets by (-1) giving:

$x + 74 = - 22$

Subtract $\textcolor{red}{74}$ from both sides

color(green)(x+74color(red)(-74)=-22color(red)(-74)

$x = - 96$