# How do you solve 3x + 1 = 5x - 10 ?

##### 1 Answer
Apr 22, 2018

$x = \frac{11}{2}$

#### Explanation:

We can start by adding $10$ to both sides. We get:

$5 x = 3 x + 11$ (Noticed, I switched the sides here)

Next, we can subtract $3 x$ from both sides. We get:

$2 x = 11$

Lastly, we can divide both sides by $2$ to get:

$x = \frac{11}{2}$

Hope this helps!