# college algebra

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3 = 4
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x-8 x=2
how do you solve this

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You will have to write it in a way that makes sense.
3 does not equal 4.

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If it is
4 3
-=----
2 (x-8)

You would cross multiply to get
4(x-8)=3*2
Expand
4x-32=6
Isolate x
4x = 6+32=38
x=38/4=19/2

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