Problem: "-32 = x + 3" ... why wouldn't you just subtract "3" from each side of the equation to isolate "x" on the right side?

## Problem: "-32 = x + 3" ... why wouldn't you just subtract "3" from each side of the equation to isolate "x" on the right side?

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# 2 Answers

Sounds like you've got it.

You are correct in "subtracting" 3 from each side.

-32 = x + 3

-32 - 3 = x

--> x = -35