#### Answer

$x=6$

#### Work Step by Step

Add $5$ to both sides of the equation to obtain:
$2x=12$
Divide by 2 on both sides of the equation to obtain:
$x = \frac{12}{2}
\\x=6$
Check:
$2(6) - 5 = 7
\\12-5=7
\\7=7$

Published by
Pearson

ISBN 10:
0-13417-894-7

ISBN 13:
978-0-13417-894-3

$x=6$

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