# How do you solve k-17=39?

Mar 30, 2017

#### Answer:

See the solution process below:

#### Explanation:

Add $\textcolor{red}{17}$ to each side of the equation to solve for $k$ while keeping the equation balanced:

$k - 17 = 39$

$k - 17 + \textcolor{red}{17} = 39 + \textcolor{red}{17}$

$k - 0 = 56$

$k = 56$