# How do you solve and check your answers for d- 5= - 24?

Oct 4, 2017

$d = - 19$

#### Explanation:

We started with
$d - 5 = - 24$

Move the -5 to the other side while changing the sign.
$d \text{ } = - 24 + 5$

Sum the numerals.
$d = - 19$

To check that, start with the original problem and plug the -19 in for the d and check to see ... Are both sides still equal?
$d - 5 = - 24$

-19 -5 =^? -24

Yes, they are still equal, -19 must actually be the value of d.

(To see more step by step detail, you might want to see what I said on another problem:
https://socratic.org/questions/v-10-9)

I hope this helps,
Steve