# How do you solve 5x - 15= 8x - 8?

Apr 2, 2018

By arranging the equation

#### Explanation:

$5 x - 15 = 8 x - 8$

Combine numbers on one side and others on the other one:

$5 x - 8 x = - 8 + 15$

$- 3 x = 7$

$x = - \frac{7}{3}$

This is your solution $x = - \frac{7}{3}$