# How do you solve 3x-5=7x+3?

Apr 5, 2018

$x = - 2$
Here's how I did it:

#### Explanation:

$3 x - 5 = 7 x + 3$

First, let's subtract $7 x$ on both sides of the equation:
$- 4 x - 5 = 3$

Now, let's add $5$ to both sides of the equation:
$- 4 x = 8$

Finally, let's divide both sides by $- 4$ to get the value of $x$:
$x = - 2$