How do you solve #3=x+3-5x#?

1 Answer
Jun 1, 2018

Answer:

#x=0#

Explanation:

#"collect terms in x on the right side and numeric values"#
#"on the left side"#

#"collect like terms on the right side of the equation"#

#3=-4x+3#

#"subtract 3 from both sides"#

#3-3=-4xcancel(+3)cancel(-3)#

#0=-4xrArrx=0#

#color(blue)"As a check"#

#"substitute x = 0 into the right side"#

#0+3-0=3=" left side"#

#x=0" is the solution"#