How do you solve 17= 3x + 2?

Apr 1, 2018

$x = 5$

Explanation:

$17 = 3 x + 2$

Subtracting $2$ from both sides of the equation

$17 - 2 = 3 x + 2 - 2$

$15 = 3 x$

Dividing both sides by $3$

$\frac{15}{3} = \frac{3 x}{3}$

$5 = x$