# How do you solve 3x - 2 = 8?

Mar 25, 2018

$x = \frac{10}{3}$

#### Explanation:

When solving for $x$, you must make $x$ the subject.

First, isolate $x$ by adding $2$ on both sides.

$3 x - 2 = 8 \to$ add $2$ on both sides

$3 x = 10$

Now we must get rid of $3$, the coefficient of $x$. We can do that by dividing both sides by $3$.

$3 x = 10 \to$ divide both sides by $3$

$x = \frac{10}{3}$