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

Jun 7, 2017

It's $\frac{3}{2}$

#### Explanation:

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

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

$5 x - 2 x - 2 = 2 x + 3 x - 5$

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

$3 x - 2 = 5 x - 5$

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

$- 2 x = - 3$

And we divide by 2 for the final answer:

$x = \frac{- 3}{- 2} = \frac{3}{2}$