How do you solve 3x+5=32?

Aug 7, 2016

$x = 9$

Explanation:

$3 x + 5 = 32$
or
$3 x = 32 - 5$
or
$3 x = 27$
or
$x = \frac{27}{3}$
or
$x = 9$

Aug 10, 2018

$x = 9$

Explanation:

We can start by subtracting $5$ from both sides to get

$3 x = 27$

To completely isolate the $x$ term, we can divide both sides by $3$ to get

$x = 9$

Hope this helps!