How do you solve -5=t-9?

Apr 29, 2018

$t = - 14$

Explanation:

$- 5 = t - 9$

To solve for the variable $t$, we have to make $t$ alone, so let's move everything else to the other side of the equation.

Add $\textcolor{red}{9}$ to both sides of the equation:
$- 5 \quad \textcolor{red}{- \quad 9} = t - 9 \quad \textcolor{red}{- \quad 9}$

$- 14 = t$

Flip it so that $t$ is on the left hand side of the equation:
$t = - 14$

Hope this helps!