# How do you solve 5 - x = 16?

May 28, 2018

See a solution process below:

#### Explanation:

One way to solve this problem is to add $\textcolor{red}{x}$ and subtract $\textcolor{b l u e}{16}$ from each side of the equation to solve for $x$ while keeping the equation balanced:

$5 - \textcolor{b l u e}{16} - x + \textcolor{red}{x} = 16 - \textcolor{b l u e}{16} + \textcolor{red}{x}$

$- 11 - 0 = 0 + x$

$- 11 = x$

$x = - 11$

May 28, 2018

You have to rearrange the equation.

#### Explanation:

Move $x$ to the other side so you get

$5 = 16 + x$

Then you move $16$ to the other side so you get

$5 - 16 = x$

Then you just simplify it to get

$- 11 = x$