Posted by **Anonymous** on Tuesday, April 24, 2007 at 11:21pm.

2 (x-3)-3(x+5) = 3(x-2) -7

distributive property

2x -6 -3x -15 = 3x -6 -7

combine like terms

-x -21 = 3x -13

add x and 13 to both sides

-7 = 4x

multiply both sides by 1/4

-7/4 = x