How would you make this into an equation and solve it?

A number x is five more than two times x – 3.

A number x is five more than two times x – 3.

Translate the words into an equation:

A number x......x

is.......=

five more than two times x - 3......2(x - 3) + 5

x = 2(x - 3) + 5 {translated to an equation}

x = 2x - 6 + 5 {used distributive property}

x = 2x - 1 {combined like terms}

-x = -1 {subtracted 2x from both sides}

x = 1 {divided both sides by -1}

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A number x......x

is.......=

five more than two times x - 3......2(x - 3) + 5

x = 2(x - 3) + 5 {translated to an equation}

x = 2x - 6 + 5 {used distributive property}

x = 2x - 1 {combined like terms}

-x = -1 {subtracted 2x from both sides}

x = 1 {divided both sides by -1}

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