# How do you solve -5=-8+x+3?

$x = 0$
$- 5 = - 8 + x + 3$
$- 5 \setminus \textcolor{red}{+ 8} = \setminus \cancel{- 8} \setminus \cancel{\setminus \textcolor{red}{+ 8}} + x + 3 \setminus \Rightarrow 3 = x + 3$
$3 \setminus \textcolor{b l u e}{- 3} = x \setminus \cancel{+ 3} \setminus \cancel{\setminus \textcolor{b l u e}{- 3}} \setminus \Rightarrow 0 = x$