Alexander B. answered • 09/13/15

PhD in Engineering with 15+ yrs of Math Teaching Experience

Hello Donovan,

First, let's write the linear equation for unknown number

**x**pertinent to the math problem definition:3(x+8)-10=5(x-1)+14

Next, simplify as:

3x + 24 -10 = 5x - 5 +14

2x +9 = 14

This simple equation can be solved manually or using online Linear Equation Solver: http://examn8.com/LinearEquations.aspx (it accepts integer, fractions and decimal numbers)

x= (14-9)/2, or

x=2.5 (the answer)

Hope this may help.