Rewrite the equation as 1-n-n=17.
Subtract n from -n.
Move all terms not containing n to the right side of the equation.
Subtract 1 from both sides of the equation.
Subtract 1 from 17.
Divide each term by -2 and simplify.
Divide each term in -2n=16 by -2.
Cancel the common factor of -2.
Cancel the common factor.
Divide n by 1.
Divide 16 by -2.
Solve for n 17=1-n-n