# How do you solve 22x+70=17x-95?

Nov 4, 2016

$x = - 33$

#### Explanation:

You need to re-arrange the terms of the equation to have the variables on one side and the numbers on the other.

$22 x + 70 = 17 x - 95 \text{ } \leftarrow$ subtract $17 x$ from each side

$22 x + 70 - 17 x = 17 x - 95 - 17 x$

$5 x + 70 - 70 = - 95 - 70 \text{ } \leftarrow$ subtract $70$ from each side

$5 x = - 165 \text{ } \leftarrow \div 5$

$x = - 33$