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5 September, 09:44

What is the value of x in 2 (x-8) = x+5x

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  1. 5 September, 10:13
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    x=-4

    Step-by-step explanation:

    Lets start by distributing '2' from the parenthesis,

    2x-16=x+5x

    Now, lest group terms from variable 'x', for that, subtract - 2x to both sides of equation,

    -16=x+5x-2x

    We have.

    -16=4x

    Isolating x, we have x=-4
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