Simplify each term.

Apply the distributive property.

Multiply by .

Subtract from .

Simplify each term.

Apply the distributive property.

Multiply by .

Subtract from .

Add to both sides of the equation.

Add and .

Add to both sides of the equation.

Add and .

Divide each term in by .

Cancel the common factor of .

Cancel the common factor.

Divide by .

Divide by .

Solve for x 2(x-3)-17=13-3(x+2)