# How do you solve 3x - 5= 11x - 93?

Jun 2, 2017

$x = 11$

#### Explanation:

$3 x - 5 = 11 x - 93$

$3 x - 11 x - 5 = - 93$

$3 x - 11 x = - 93 + 5$

$- 8 x = - 88$

$\cancel{-} 8 x = \cancel{-} 88$

$8 x = 88$

x =88 ÷ 8

color(blue)(x =11

Now we can substitute $x$ for $11$ to prove our answer.

$3 x - 5 = 11 x - 93$

$3 \times 11 - 5 = 11 \times 11 - 93$

$33 - 5 = 121 - 93$

$28 = 121 - 93$

$121 - 93 = 28$

$28 = 28$