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

##### 2 Answers

Oct 25, 2017

#### Explanation:

So the end goal is to find the value of

After simplifying, we want to divide both sides of the equation by

Oct 25, 2017

#x=-2/3#

#### Explanation:

Given -

#7+3x=5#

Add

#7+3x-7=5-7#

#cancel7+3xcancel(-7)=-2#

Divide both sides by

#(3x)/3=(-2)/3#

#(cancel(3)x)/cancel(3)=(-2)/3#

#x=-2/3#