# How do you solve #3x + 5 = 2 ( x + 7 )#?

Work backwards to solve for x

To find something that is lost work backwards to find what is lost.

The order of operations backwards is PESADM

Think about like this. " if you lose something in PE you are a SAD M(an)(am)

First remove parenthesis and exponents ( PE) then remove addition and subtraction by doing the opposite. (SA) Then remove multiplication and division by doing the opposite.

First remove parenthesis

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To solve the equation 3x + 5 = 2(x + 7):

- Distribute 2 into (x + 7): 2x + 14
- Rewrite the equation: 3x + 5 = 2x + 14
- Subtract 2x from both sides: x + 5 = 14
- Subtract 5 from both sides: x = 9

Therefore, the solution to the equation is x = 9.

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