## Algebra: A Combined Approach (4th Edition)

$x=15$
$\frac{x}{3}=5$ Step 1: Multiply both sides by 3. $3\times\frac{x}{3}=3\times5$ $x=15$ Steps 2-5: not needed. Step 6: $x=15$ Final step: checking the answer $\frac{15}{3}=5$