Posted by **Anonymous** on Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at 11:37pm.

Twenty-four less than three times x is equal to the product of five and x.Find x.solve show steps to solve

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**Steve**, Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at 11:42pm
x = -12

why don't you show the steps. . .

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**Anonymous**, Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at 11:45pm
i dont know help show how to solve

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**Steve**, Thursday, December 6, 2012 at 10:29am
first and vital step: convert words to symbols

3x-24 = 5x

subtract 3x from both sides

-24 = 2x

divide by 2

-12 = x

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