Five times the price of a pen is $17 more than three times its price. Find the price of the pen.

x = price of pen

5x = 3x + 17 {five times the price is 17 more than three times the price}

2x = 17 {subtracted 3x from each side}

x = 8.5 {divided each side by 2}

5x = 3x + 17 {five times the price is 17 more than three times the price}

2x = 17 {subtracted 3x from each side}

x = 8.5 {divided each side by 2}

**The pen is $8.50****- Algebra House**