# How do you solve - 5x – 7 = - 3x + 1?

##### 1 Answer
Nov 24, 2015

color(blue)(x =-4

#### Explanation:

−5x–7=−3x+1

−5x+3x = 7+1

−2x =8

$x = \frac{8}{- 2}$

$x = \frac{\cancel{8}}{- \cancel{2}}$

color(blue)(x =-4