How do you solve #3x - 2 = 8#? Algebra Linear Equations Two-Step Equations and Properties of Equality 1 Answer BBYAmuB · Stefan V. Mar 25, 2018 #x=10/3# Explanation: When solving for #x#, you must make #x# the subject. First, isolate #x# by adding #2# on both sides. #3x-2=8 -># add #2# on both sides #3x = 10# Now we must get rid of #3#, the coefficient of #x#. We can do that by dividing both sides by #3#. #3x=10 -># divide both sides by #3# #x=10/3# Answer link Related questions How do you solve two step equations? How do you check solutions to two step equations? What is an example of a two step equation with no solution? How do I check to see if the solution is 1 for the equation #2x+1=3#? Is there more than one way to solve a 2 step equation? How do you solve #-m+3=3#? How do you solve #-5y-9=74#? How do you solve #5q - 7 = \frac{2}{3}#? How do you solve #0.1y + 11 =0#? How do you solve #\frac{5q-7}{12} = \frac{2}{3}#? See all questions in Two-Step Equations and Properties of Equality Impact of this question 3856 views around the world You can reuse this answer Creative Commons License