The equality is .

Apply subtraction property of equality: Subtract 5*x* from each side.

(Apply commutative proparty of addition: )

(Apply additive inverse property: )

(Apply additive identity property: )

(Sustract: )

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

(Apply additive inverse property: )

(Apply additive identity property: )

(Add: )

Apply division property of equality: Divide each side by 3.

(Cancel commen terms)

(Divide: )

__Check:__

To check, substitute , in .

(Substitute )

(Multiply: )

(Sustract: )

(Add: )

The equality is true

The equality solution is .

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