# How do you solve -x/2-3=5?

Jul 5, 2015

$x = - 16$

#### Explanation:

Given
$\textcolor{w h i t e}{\text{XXXX}}$$- \frac{x}{2} - 3 = 5$
$\textcolor{w h i t e}{\text{XXXX}}$$- \frac{x}{2} = 8$
Multiply both sides by $\left(- 2\right)$
$\textcolor{w h i t e}{\text{XXXX}}$$x = - 16$