# How do you solve 5-3x=7(x-1)?

Mar 7, 2018

$x = 1.2$

#### Explanation:

$5 - 3 x = 7 \left(x - 1\right)$

Distribute and multiply the $7$ to $x$ and $- 1$ so you get

$5 - 3 x = 7 x - 7$

Add $7$ to $- 7$ and $5$ to get

$12 - 3 x = 7 x$

Add $3 x$ to $- 3 x$ and $7 x$ to get

$12 = 10 x$

Divide $10$ on both sides to get

$1.2 = x$