The equation is *x *5* *= 22.

Apply addition property of equality: Add 5 to each side.

*x* 5 + 5 = 22 + 5

*x* + 0 = 22 + 5 (Apply additive inverse property: 5 + 5 = 0)

*x* = 22 + 5 (Apply additive identity property: *x* + 0 = *x*)

*x* = *17 (Add: 22 + 5 =** * *17)*

__Check:__

To check the solution, substitute *x* = *17 in original equation.*

*x ** *5= 22* *17 5 = 22

22 = 22* * (Subtract: *175= 22) *

The statement is true.

The value of *x *= 17.

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