# How do you solve -46+ x = - 32?

Mar 17, 2017

$x = 14$

#### Explanation:

We must isolate the $x$ and we can do that by adding $46$ to both sides.
$\cancel{- 46 + 46} + x = - 32 + 46$

$x = 14$

Side Note: If you need to check your work you can take the value you found for $x$ and plug it in into the equation like so:

$- 46 + 14 = - 32$

$- 32 = - 32$: This is a true statement so we know our answer is correct.