## Elementary and Intermediate Algebra: Concepts & Applications (6th Edition)

$x=2$
Using the properties of equality, the value of $x$ in the given equation, $cx+5c=7c$, is \begin{array}{l}\require{cancel} cx+5c-5c=7c-5c \\\\ cx=2c \\\\ \dfrac{cx}{c}=\dfrac{2c}{c} \\\\ x=2 .\end{array}