## Intermediate Algebra for College Students (7th Edition)

$x=6$
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: $2(6) - 5 = 7 \\12-5=7 \\7=7$