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

##### 1 Answer

Jun 7, 2017

It's

#### Explanation:

First, let's start with the original equation:

Our first task here is to get rid of the parentheses so that we can combine like terms, as shown:

With the parentheses removed, we can now start combining like terms:

Now it's just a simple matter of isolating the variable to get to the final answer:

And we divide by 2 for the final answer: