Elementary Technical Mathematics

Published by Brooks Cole
ISBN 10: 1285199197
ISBN 13: 978-1-28519-919-1

Chapter 6 - Cumulative Review - Page 265: 26



Work Step by Step

We find $x $ by combining the $ x$ terms on one side and then dividing by the coefficient of $x$. Thus, we get $$5 - (x- 3) = (2 + x) - 5\Longrightarrow 2x =11\\ \Longrightarrow x=\frac{11}{2}=5\frac{1}{2}.$$
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