#### Answer

$x=11$

#### Work Step by Step

We start by adding 5 to both sides of the equation. We have $2x-5=17$ is $2x=22$. Dividing both sides by 2 gives us $x=11$.
To check, we substitute 11 (the answer) into the equation. We have
$2(11)-5=17?$
$22-5=17?$
$17=17$, which is true.