What is the answer?
Hi Kellie. That double minus sign can be confusing. Remember that one way of thinking of negatives is as “the opposite of.” For example, -65 is the opposite of 65. And –(-65) is the opposite of the opposite of 65, or just plain 65.
Subtract 65 from both sides. (What you do to one side of the equation, you must do to the other.)
To begin, remember that the minus signs will cancel each other out making the equation
giving us the answer: