5u+3=3(u-5)

Apply the distributive property.

5u+3=3u+3⋅-5

Multiply 3 by -5.

5u+3=3u-15

5u+3=3u-15

Subtract 3u from both sides of the equation.

5u+3-3u=-15

Subtract 3u from 5u.

2u+3=-15

2u+3=-15

Subtract 3 from both sides of the equation.

2u=-15-3

Subtract 3 from -15.

2u=-18

2u=-18

Divide each term in 2u=-18 by 2.

2u2=-182

Cancel the common factor of 2.

Cancel the common factor.

2u2=-182

Divide u by 1.

u=-182

u=-182

Divide -18 by 2.

u=-9

u=-9

Solve for u 5u+3=3(u-5)