# Need help solving this equation please!

#### swty2crazy

##### New member
I need to solve and check the following equation.

5x + 8 + 3x - x + 5 = 6x - 3

So far I have 5x + 3x + x =9x to work the first half of the problem. I am unsure if I did this right. The second half of the problem I have 6x -3 is 1. This algebra is all new to me I need help breaking this down properly so I know if I am on the right track here.

#### stapel

##### Super Moderator
Staff member
How did you go from:

. . . . .5x + 8 + 3x - 1x + 5 = 6x - 3

...to:

. . . . .5x + 3x + 1x = 9x

What do you mean by "the first half" and the "second half" of the problem?