# How do you solve 19=a+5?

Apr 4, 2018

$a = 14$

Here's how I did it:

#### Explanation:

$19 = a + 5$

To solve this, we subtract $5$ from both sides of the equation to leave $a$ alone.

$19 - 5 = 14$, therefore:
$a = 14$

Hope this helps!