Evaluate: -2+25x+17=35

Expression: $-2+25x+17=35$

Calculate the sum

$15+25x=35$

Move the constant to the right-hand side and change its sign

$25x=35-15$

Subtract the numbers

$25x=20$

Divide both sides of the equation by $25$

$\begin{align*}&x=\frac{ 4 }{ 5 } \\&x=0.8\end{align*}$