what is X in 2x +16=10

First we subtract 16 from each side of the equation. This leaves us with 2x = -6. Then divide each side by 2 to isolate the x, and we get x = -3. Then check the answer:

2(-3) + 16 = 10

-6 + 16 = 10

10 = 10

Thus, X = -3

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