How to solve 5x + 17 = -7? Get the answer and stepwise instruction to solve linear equation in one variable 𝒙.

#### Steps for finding the solution

We have 5**x** + 17 = -7

First, we move the *non ***x** terms to the RHS of the equation. To do this, we subtract 17 from both sides.

**Note: ** if a = b, then a - c = b - c

Therefore, 5**x** + 17 - 17 = -7 - 17

or, 5**x** = -24

Next, divide both sides by 5, which is the coefficent of **x**

**Note: ** if a = b, then a ÷ c = b ÷ c

5**x**/5 = -24/5

**x** = -24/5 or, **x** = -4.8