# How do you solve 5(x − 1) = 3(x + 2) − 7?

Jul 22, 2016

$x = 2$

#### Explanation:

Multiply out the brackets first.
$5 x - 5 = 3 x + 6 - 7 \text{ re-arrange the terms}$

$5 x - 3 x = 6 + 5 - 7$

$2 x = 4$

$x = 2$