# How do you solve #x+3=2x-5#?

##### 2 Answers

x = 8

#### Explanation:

x+3=2x−5

You want to isolate the "x" on one side, so subtract "x" from one side and move it over to the other side with "2x."

3 = 2x - x - 5

Then move the -5 to the other side by changing the sign (-5 to +5) and adding it to the other side.

3 + 5 = 2x - x

Solve it and you should result with 8 = x.

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