# How do you solve -13=5+x?

Jun 3, 2018

$x = - 18$

#### Explanation:

Our only step would be to subtract $5$ from both sides to undo the operation being applied to $x$. Doing this, we get

$x = - 18$

We can plug in our answer for $x$ to check this solution. We have

$- 13 = 5 + \textcolor{\lim e}{x}$

$- 13 = 5 + \textcolor{\lim e}{\left(- 18\right)}$

$- 13 = - 13$

Hope this helps!