# How do you solve 2x-7=-8+3x?

Apr 12, 2017

$- x = - 1$ or $x = 1$

#### Explanation:

Colllect xs on one side and numbers on the other:
$2 x - 3 x = - 8 + 7$

$- x = - 1$

or

$x = 1$

$2 x - 7 = - 8 + 3 x$
$8 - 7 = 3 x - 2 x$
$1 = x$
$2 \left(1\right) - 7 = - 8 + 3 \left(1\right)$
$2 - 7 = - 8 + 3$
$- 5 = - 5$