Geometry: Common Core (15th Edition)

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0133281159
ISBN 13: 978-0-13328-115-6

Chapter 2 - Reasoning and Proof - Get Ready! - Page 79: 5



Work Step by Step

We start with the given equation: $3x+8=53$ First, we subtract $8$ from both sides of the equation and simplify: $$3x-8+8=53-8$$$$3x=45$$ Next, we divide by $3$ on both sides of the equation: $$\frac{3x}{3}=\frac{45}{3}$$$$x=15$$
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