# Figure help: 4x – (-2x) = - Help.com

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## 4x – (-2x) =

adult taking correspondance course. How do you figure this out? Is it +2x?

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yes, it is 4x + 2x

Which is 6x

- -= +
- += -
+ -= -
so in this case - (-2)= +2

Yes, that is what it would be. And as stated above, it would be 6x. A little trick that I learned in school is that when you see a -(- together like that, connect the minus and negative sign to make it sort of look like a +. That always helped me until I managed to beat that rule into my head. Haha. :)

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