# What is the value of x? -2x + 8 = -16

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2016-03-23T21:36:11+05:30

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- 2x + 8 = - 16

- 2x = - 24 (taking 8 to right hand side )

x = -24/-2

x = 12
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2016-03-23T21:39:24+05:30

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Solution

.1) Subtract 8 from both sides
-2x=−16−8

2)
Simplify −16−8 to −24
-2x=−24

3)
Divide both sides by −2
x=

4)
Simplify   to -
x =

5) Simplify  to 12
x=12