### Home > A2C > Chapter 2 > Lesson 2.1.4 > Problem 2-50

2-50.

Distribute the −1 to (*x* + 5) and solve.

2 − *x* − 5 = 7 − 2*x* + 3

*x* = 13

Remember the Zero Product Property.

2*x* + 4 = 0; *x* − 3 = 0

Multiply both sides by 15 to eliminate the denominators.

25*x* + 20 = 6*x* + 3