## Prealgebra (7th Edition)

$x=9$
$35-(-3)=3(x-2)+17\rightarrow$ apply the distributive property $35-(-3)=3x-6+17\rightarrow$simplify $38=3x+11\rightarrow$ subtract 11 from each side $38-11=3x+11-11\rightarrow$ simplify $27=3x\rightarrow$ divide each side by 3 $27\div3=3x\div3\rightarrow$ simplify $9=x$