How do you solve 11=-16+y?

Jul 15, 2017

See a solution process below:

Explanation:

Add $\textcolor{red}{16}$ to each side of the equation to solve for $y$ while keeping the equation balanced:

$\textcolor{red}{16} + 11 = \textcolor{red}{16} - 16 + y$

$27 = 0 + y$

$27 = y$

$y = 27$