# How do you solve x + 3 = 5?

May 11, 2018

$x = 2$

#### Explanation:

We can subtract the $3$ from both sides of the equation, thus leaving us with

$x = 2$

because $5 - 3$ equals $2$.

Henceforth, the value for $x$ is $2$.

May 12, 2018

$x = 2$

#### Explanation:

Given: $x + 3 = 5$.

Subtract $3$ from both sides.

$x + \textcolor{red}{\cancel{\textcolor{b l a c k}{3}}} - \textcolor{red}{\cancel{\textcolor{b l a c k}{3}}} = 5 - 3$

$\therefore x = 2$