## Precalculus (6th Edition) Blitzer

$x=\dfrac{25}{3}$
Subtract each term of the binomial to obtain: $5x-2x-(-10)=35 \\5x-2x+10=35$ Combine like terms to obtain: $3x+10=35$ Subtract 10 on both sides of the equation to obtain: $3x=25$ Divide 3 on both sides of the equation to obtain: $x=\dfrac{25}{3}$