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anonymous
 5 years ago
3(x6)+8=5(x+2)6
anonymous
 5 years ago
3(x6)+8=5(x+2)6

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anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0To solve for x, you need to expand out your brackets and collect like terms. The lefthand side is \[3(x6)+8 = 3x  3(6)+8= 3x18+8=3x10\]The righthand side is \[5(x+2)6=5x+5(2)6=5x+106=5x+4\] Equating the two: \[3x10=5x+4\]Subtract 3x from both sides:\[10=2x+4\]Subtract 4 from both sides:\[14=2x\]Divide both sides by 2:\[7=x\]that is, \[x=7\]
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