# How do you solve -3+ 3x = - 2x + 12?

Jan 31, 2018

$x = 3$

#### Explanation:

First you need to add $3$ to both sides,

$- 3 + 3 x + 3 = - 2 x + 12 + 3$

$3 x = - 2 x + 15$

Then you need to add $2 x$ to both sides.

$3 x + 2 x = - 2 x + 15 + 2 x$

$5 x = 15$

The last step is to divide both sides by 5,

$5 x \div 5 = 15 \div 5$

$x = 3$