## College Algebra (11th Edition)

$x=\frac{7}{-8}$
First, distribute and bring $x$ to one side of the equation. Then divide both sides by $-8$ to get the final answer. $3x+5-5x-5=6x+7$ $-2x=6x+7$ $-8x=7$ $x=\frac{7}{-8}$