# How do you write and solve the following? 5 less than the quotient of x and three is two

Apr 2, 2018

$\frac{x}{3} - 5 = 2$

#### Explanation:

To solve:

Add $5$ to both sides

$\frac{x}{3} - 5 + 5 = 2 + 5$

$\frac{x}{3} = 7$

Multiply both sides by $3$

$\frac{x}{3} \cdot 3 = 7 \cdot 3$

$x = 21$

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