# What is x in the equation x +8 > -3?

##### 1 Answer
Jul 22, 2016

Take a look at the explanation.

#### Explanation:

You would first want to subtract the 8 from both sides to isolate the $x$:

$x + 8 > - 3$

You then have this:

$x > - 11$

I came up with $- 11$ because to 'subtract' a number from a negative, you are practically 'adding' the number to the negative.

Therefore, your solution would be:

$x > - 11$