this is a math problem for 8th grade algebra and i am stuck on it

This is one equation one unknown problem, and you need to slove for x

Solution:

add -2x and -0.5 to both sides of the equation:

3x-2x+0.5-0.5 = 2x -2x + 5/8 - 0.5 and x = (5/8) - (1/2) = 1/8 or x = 0.625 - 0.5 = 0.125

Check solution by substituting for x in the original equation:

3(1/8) + 0.5 = 2 ( 1/8) + 5/8 and (3/8) + (1/2) = 7/8 = (1/4) + (5/8) = 7/8 and the solution checks

for x = 1/8 or 0.125