# How do you solve 2( x - 3) - 17= 13- 3( x + 2)?

May 18, 2018

$x = 6$

#### Explanation:

$2 x - 6 - 17 = 13 - 3 x - 6 \to$ distributive property

$2 x + 3 x = 13 + 6 - 6 + 17 \to$ combine like terms

$5 x = 30$

$x = 6 \to$ divide both sides by 5