Work Step by Step
$3(q-5)=2(q+5) \\\\ 3q-15=2q+10 \\\\ q-15=10 \\\\ q=25$ We first use the distributive property on both sides of the equation to simplify. We then subtract 2q on both sides. Next, we add 15 to both sides to get that q=25. We plug 25 in for q and confirm that our answer is, indeed, correct.