5x+2=3x+8

Subtract 3x from both sides of the equation.

5x+2-3x=8

Subtract 3x from 5x.

2x+2=8

2x+2=8

Subtract 2 from both sides of the equation.

2x=8-2

Subtract 2 from 8.

2x=6

2x=6

Divide each term in 2x=6 by 2.

2×2=62

Cancel the common factor of 2.

Cancel the common factor.

2×2=62

Divide x by 1.

x=62

x=62

Divide 6 by 2.

x=3

x=3

Solve for x 5x+2=3x+8