# Question #787e6

Nov 23, 2017

$x = 1$

#### Explanation:

You subtract $3$ in both sides of the equation:
$2 x + 3 - 3 = 5 - 3$
$2 x = 2$

and you divide by $2$ also in both sides:
$\frac{2 x}{2} = \frac{2}{2}$
$x = 1$