Three x is five less than twice x

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  1. math_celebrity

    math_celebrity Administrator Staff Member

    Twice x means we multiply x by 2:

    five less than twice x
    2x - 5

    Three x

    The word is means equal to. Set 2x - 5 equal to 3x for our algebraic expression:
    2x - 5 = 3x

    If the problem asks you to solve for x, subtract 2x from each side
    x = -5

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