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 Question 160230: Yes I am a homeschooling mom and I have the answer key to this problem but when my daughter worked it she got a negative. Please explain to me what you do make it positive. Here is the way she worked it. 16-x=2, -16 -16 -------- -x = -14 The books answer is x = 14 ours is -x = -14Found 2 solutions by nerdybill, Alan3354:Answer by nerdybill(6959)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!. If you started with: 16-x=2 . Then subtracting 16 from both sides: 16-x-16=2-16 Simplifying: -x=-14 Finally, we MULTIPLY both sides by a -1: (-1) (-x)=(-1)(-14) x = 14 Answer by Alan3354(30993)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!Yes I am a homeschooling mom and I have the answer key to this problem but when my daughter worked it she got a negative. Please explain to me what you do make it positive. Here is the way she worked it. 16-x=2, -16 -16 -------- -x = -14 The books answer is x = 14 ours is -x = -14 If -x equals -14, then +x equals +14. Multiply both sides by -1.