Hope someone here can help me with this. Basically I'm joining in October to be an AET so I'm brushing up on my maths skills. At the moment I'm doing algebra and I'm stuck on this question; 5-(x-3)=10-3x . What I have to do is find the value of x which would be really easy if it wasn't for the minus sign in front of the bracket which is throwing me off. How are you supposed to deal with it?