# How do you solve j-(-17)=36?

Mar 5, 2018

$j = 19$

#### Explanation:

To solve this, first distribute the negative to -17.

$j + 17 = 36$

Then subtract both sides by 17 to get j by itself.

$j + 17 - 17 = 36 - 17$

Simplify.

$j = 19$