## Precalculus: Mathematics for Calculus, 7th Edition

$3+\frac{1}{3}x=5$ Solution: $x=6$
1. $3+\frac{1}{3}x = 5$ 2. Subtract 3 from each side:$\frac{1}{3}x = 2$ 3. Divide each side by $\frac{1}{3}$ (equivalent to multiplying each side by 3): $x=\frac{2}{\frac{1}{3}}=6$