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

The solution set is $\left\{8\right\}$.
Subtract $2x$ and subtract $5$ from both sides. $3x+5-2x-5=2x+13-2x-5 \\x=8$ Check: $3(8)+5\stackrel{?}{=}2(8)+13 \\24+5\stackrel{?}{=}16+13 \\29 \stackrel{\checkmark}{=}29$ The solution set is $\left\{8\right\}$.