17-2x=-11

Subtract 17 from both sides of the equation.

-2x=-11-17

Subtract 17 from -11.

-2x=-28

-2x=-28

Divide each term in -2x=-28 by -2.

-2x-2=-28-2

Cancel the common factor of -2.

Cancel the common factor.

-2x-2=-28-2

Divide x by 1.

x=-28-2

x=-28-2

Divide -28 by -2.

x=14

x=14

Solve for x 17-2x=-11