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28 March, 17:44

what is the answer to this question? I'm a bit stumped. Also how do I do it? 5 (x - 4) = 2 (x + 5)

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  1. 28 March, 18:31
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    x = 10

    Step-by-step explanation:

    5 (x - 4) = 2 (x + 5)

    Distribute on both sides

    5x-20 = 2x+10

    Subtract 2x from each side

    5x-20-2x = 2x+10-2x

    3x - 20 = 10

    Add 20 to each side

    3x-20+20=10+20

    3x = 30

    3x/3 = 30/3

    x = 10
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