### Home > INT1 > Chapter 3 > Lesson 3.1.4 > Problem 3-50

3-50.

Solve each equation below for *x*. Explain or justify each of your steps. Be sure to check your solutions.

Multiply both sides by

.

Use the same steps as (a), but distribute the negative over the parentheses.

Start by combining like terms.

Start by combining like terms

Move

to one side by subtractingfrom both sides.Isolate

*x*by subtracting 5 from each side.Don't forget to check your answer!

Use the same method outlined in part (a).