## anonymous one year ago If the first step in the solution of the equation 2x - 8 = 5x + 3 is "subtract 2x," then what should the next step be?

1. pooja195

$\huge~\rm~2x−8=5x+3$Subtract 5x from both sides. $\huge~\rm~2x−8−5x=5x+3−5x$ $\huge~\rm~−3x−8=3$ Add 8 to both sides. $\huge~\rm~−3x−8+8=3+8$

2. pooja195

can you continue from that?

3. anonymous

yeah

4. pooja195