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# Please help me. Solve for x state the properties used. 5(x - 2) - 6 = 24

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Please help me. Solve for x state the properties used. 5(x - 2) - 6 = 24

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x = 8

General Formulas and Concepts:

Pre-Algebra

Order of Operations: BPEMDAS

1. Brackets
2. Parenthesis
3. Exponents
4. Multiplication
5. Division
7. Subtraction
• Left to Right

Equality Properties

Step-by-step explanation:

Step 1: Define Equation

5(x - 2) - 6 = 24

Step 2: Solve for x

1. Add 6 to both sides:                    5(x - 2) = 30
2. Divide 5 on both sides:                x - 2 = 6
3. Add 2 to both sides:                    x = 8

Step 3: Check

Plug in x into the original equation to verify it's a solution.

1. Substitute in x:                    5(8 - 2) - 6 = 24
2. Subtract:                              5(6) - 6 = 24
3. Multiply:                               30 - 6 = 24
4. Subtract:                              24 = 24

Here we see that 24 does indeed equal 24.

∴ x = 8 is the solution to the equation. ##### Lyla Mann
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