# What is x if 5x - 2 = 2x + 7?

Jun 5, 2018

$x = 3$

#### Explanation:

$5 x - 2 = 2 x + 7$

$5 x - 2 x = 7 + 2$

$3 x = 9$

$x = \frac{9}{3}$

$x = 3$