# How do you solve 5x+7=10?

Mar 3, 2018

$x = \frac{3}{5}$ or $0.6$

#### Explanation:

$5 x + 7 = 10$

You need to subtract seven from both sides.

$5 x + 7 - 7 = 10 - 7$

The two sevens on the left side cancel out and if you subtract seven from ten then you are left with this:

$5 x = 3$

You then need to divide both sides by five so that the five on the left side becomes a one (which you don't need to write), and divide the three on the right side by five as well.

So therefore,

$x = \frac{3}{5} = 0.6$