# How do you solve #3x+14=38-5x#?

##### 1 Answer

Oct 8, 2016

#### Explanation:

Collect the terms in x to the left side of the equation and numeric values to the right side.

add 5x to both sides.

#3x+5x+14=38cancel(-5x)cancel(+5x)#

#rArr8x+14=38# subtract 14 from both sides.

#8xcancel(+14)cancel(-14)=38-14#

#rArr8x=24# To solve for x, divide both sides by 8.

#(cancel(8) x)/cancel(8)=24/8#

#rArrx=3" is the solution"#