## Algebra 1: Common Core (15th Edition)

$2x-3=5x$
$2x-3=5x$ Add 3 to both sides: $2x-3+3=5x+3$ Simplify: $2x=5x+3$ Subtract 5x from both sides: $2x-5x=5x+3-5x$ Simplify: $-3x=3$ Dvide both sides by -3: $\frac{-3x}{-3}=\frac{3}{-3}$ Simplify: $x=-1$ Here, we get a negative number for our solution as required.