# How do you solve 5x+3=23?

Sep 25, 2016

Isolate $x$

#### Explanation:

You are trying to solve for $x$. Subtract $3$ from both sides of the equation

$5 x + \cancel{3} - \cancel{3} = 23 - 3$

$5 x = 20$

Divide both sides of the equation by $5$

$\frac{\cancel{5} x}{\cancel{5}} = \frac{20}{5}$

$x = 4$