16=-2x-1

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Solution for 16=-2x-1 equation:


Simplifying
16 = -2x + -1

Reorder the terms:
16 = -1 + -2x

Solving
16 = -1 + -2x

Solving for variable 'x'.

Move all terms containing x to the left, all other terms to the right.

Add '2x' to each side of the equation.
16 + 2x = -1 + -2x + 2x

Combine like terms: -2x + 2x = 0
16 + 2x = -1 + 0
16 + 2x = -1

Add '-16' to each side of the equation.
16 + -16 + 2x = -1 + -16

Combine like terms: 16 + -16 = 0
0 + 2x = -1 + -16
2x = -1 + -16

Combine like terms: -1 + -16 = -17
2x = -17

Divide each side by '2'.
x = -8.5

Simplifying
x = -8.5

 

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