How do you solve #k-6=13#?

1 Answer
Jul 3, 2016

k = 19


Essentially, you want to have your variable and number on opposite sides of the equals sign so it can be easier to solve.

You can do this by adding 6 to both sides in order to cancel out the 6 on the left side:

# k - 6 =13 #
#+6 +6#

As you can see, k is on the left side of the equals sign, leaving the answer on the right hand side. After that you should obtain:

k = 19

You can check this answer by subtracting 6 from 19 and you will get 13:

19-6 =13

I hope I explained this clearly!