# Solve for u 3(u-2)+5=2(3u-5) 3(u-2)+5=2(3u-5)
Simplify 3(u-2)+5.
Simplify each term.
Apply the distributive property.
3u+3⋅-2+5=2(3u-5)
Multiply 3 by -2.
3u-6+5=2(3u-5)
3u-6+5=2(3u-5)
Add -6 and 5.
3u-1=2(3u-5)
3u-1=2(3u-5)
Simplify 2(3u-5).
Apply the distributive property.
3u-1=2(3u)+2⋅-5
Multiply.
Multiply 3 by 2.
3u-1=6u+2⋅-5
Multiply 2 by -5.
3u-1=6u-10
3u-1=6u-10
3u-1=6u-10
Move all terms containing u to the left side of the equation.
Subtract 6u from both sides of the equation.
3u-1-6u=-10
Subtract 6u from 3u.
-3u-1=-10
-3u-1=-10
Move all terms not containing u to the right side of the equation.
Add 1 to both sides of the equation.
-3u=-10+1
Add -10 and 1.
-3u=-9
-3u=-9
Divide each term by -3 and simplify.
Divide each term in -3u=-9 by -3.
-3u-3=-9-3
Cancel the common factor of -3.
Cancel the common factor.
-3u-3=-9-3
Divide u by 1.
u=-9-3
u=-9-3
Divide -9 by -3.
u=3
u=3
Solve for u 3(u-2)+5=2(3u-5)

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