Solve for x: 8x - 3 = 5(2x + 1)​

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Solve for x: 8x - 3 = 5(2x + 1)​

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Answer:

x = - 4

Step-by-step explanation:

Given

8x - 3 = 5(2x + 1) ← distribute

8x - 3 = 10x + 5 ( subtract 10x from both sides )

- 2x - 3 = 5 ( add 3 to both sides )

- 2x = 8 ( divide both sides by - 2 )

x = - 4

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Answer:

x = - 4

Step-by-step explanation:

8x - 3 = 5(2x + 1)

8x - 3 = 5 × 2x + 5 × 1

8x - 3 = 10x + 5

8x - 10x = 3 + 5

- 2x = 8

2x = - 8

x = (- 8)/2

x = - 4

Thus, The value of x is -4

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