# How do you solve 4-(-h)=68?

Jan 15, 2017

$h = 64$

#### Explanation:

$- \left(- h\right) = h$

$h = 68 - 4$

$h = 64$

Jan 15, 2017

$h = 64$

#### Explanation:

$4 - \left(- h\right) = 68$

subtracting a negative quantity is $\textcolor{b l u e}{\text{equivalent to adding the quantity}}$

$\Rightarrow 4 + h = 68$

To solve for h, subtract 4 from both sides of the equation.

$\cancel{4} \cancel{- 4} + h = 68 - 4$

$\Rightarrow h = 64 \text{ is the solution}$