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what is 5(2x-3)+8=9

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5(2x - 3) + 8 = 9

Distribute.
10x - 15 + 8 = 9

Move the constants to one side
10x - 15 + 15 + 8 - 8 = 9 + 15 - 8
10x = 16

Divide.
x = 16/10
x = 8/5

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