Types of Equations
One-Step, Two-Step, Multiple Step, Variable on Both Sides
Once you subtract 5 from both sides, you get x=7. So you solved for x in one step.
1st step: Add 5 to both sides.
2nd step divide each side by 2.
Multiple Step Equations
1st step: Combine like terms. -3x+7=-14
2nd step: Subtract 7 from both sides. -3x=-21
3rd step: divide each side by -3. x=7
Equations with Variables on Both Sides
1st step: Move the variables to the left side of the equation. To do this, subtract x from both sides. x+8=-7.
2nd step: Subtract 8 from each side. x=-15