## College Algebra (10th Edition)

$x=-22$
Square both sides of the equation to obtain: $3-x=5^2 \\3-x=25$ Subtract 3 on both sides of the equation to obtain: $3-x-3=25-3 \\-x=22$ Multiply $-1$ to both sides to obtain: $-x(-1) = 22(-1) \\x=-22$