# How do you solve the equation: 3+x=-8?

Nov 12, 2016

$x = - 11$

#### Explanation:

To solve this problem you need to subtract $3$ from each side of the equation to keep it balanced:

$3 - 3 + x = - 8 - 3$

$\left(3 - 3\right) + x = - 11$

$0 + x = - 11$

$x = - 11$