# How do you solve 5x+1-3x=2x-2?

May 11, 2018

no solution

#### Explanation:

First combine the $5 x$ and $- 3 x$ on the left side:

$\left(5 x - 3 x\right) + 1 = 2 x - 2$

$2 x + 1 = 2 x - 2$

Now subtract $2 x$ from each side, this is what we're left with

$1 = - 2$

We obviously know that $1$ is not equal to $- 2$ this means that there is no solution