# How do you solve #17= - 2x - 3+ 7x#?

##### 3 Answers

Combine like terms, rearrange, and then solve for

#### Explanation:

First, lets combine like terms on the Right-Hand Side (RHS). We have two numbers that are both multiplied by

Next, we'll re-arrange the equation to get

Finally, we'll divide both sides by the coefficient that

#### Explanation:

can also be written as

To solve this, you want all of the

To get

X = 4

#### Explanation:

Given:

Adding 3 to both sides,

Dividing both sides with 5, we get,