What Is the Solution of 3x + 5 = 2x – 7?


Question: What is the solution of 3x + 5 = 2x - 7?

The problem is based on linear equations in one variable.

Answer: The solution of 3x + 5 = 2x - 7 is x = -12.

Let's solve: 3x + 5 = 2x - 7

Explanation:

Let's transpose the terms in the given equation

3x + 5 = 2x - 7

3x - 2x = -7 - 5    ---------> shifting the terms from LHS to RHS and vice-versa.

x = -12

Thus, -12 is the solution for 3x + 5 = 2x - 7.