Combine and .

Subtract from both sides of the equation.

Subtract from .

Multiply both sides of the equation by .

Simplify .

Cancel the common factor of .

Cancel the common factor.

Rewrite the expression.

Cancel the common factor of .

Factor out of .

Cancel the common factor.

Rewrite the expression.

Cancel the common factor of .

Cancel the common factor.

Rewrite the expression.

Solve for x 2/3x+15=17