#### Answer

$x=19$

#### Work Step by Step

We are given the equation $x-17=5-3$. In order to solve, we must first group like terms on the right side.
$x-17=5-3=2$
Add 17 to both sides.
$x-17+17=2+17$
$x+0=19$
$x=19$

Published by
Pearson

ISBN 10:
0321825535

ISBN 13:
978-0-32182-553-7

$x=19$

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