# How do you solve 5x+8-3x=-10?

Mar 14, 2018

$x = - 9$

#### Explanation:

You can rewrite the equation as

$5 x - 3 x + 8 = - 10$

Then

$5 x - 3 x = 2 x$

So

$2 x + 8 = - 10$

Then, to move the whole numbers to one side, you subtract $8$
from both sides

$2 x = - 18$

To get rid of the $2$ in front of the $x$, divide both sides by $2$

$x = - 9$