# How do you solve #3x + 5 = 2 ( x + 7 )#?

##### 1 Answer

Mar 10, 2018

Work backwards to solve for x

#### Explanation:

To find something that is lost work backwards to find what is lost.

The order of operations backwards is PESADM

Think about like this. " if you lose something in PE you are a SAD M(an)(am)

First remove parenthesis and exponents ( PE) then remove addition and subtraction by doing the opposite. (SA) Then remove multiplication and division by doing the opposite.

First remove parenthesis