# How do you solve #3x + 8 = 5x – 20#?

By performing the same basic arithmetic operations on both sides of the given equation we can isolate

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To solve the equation 3x + 8 = 5x - 20, first, subtract 3x from both sides to isolate the variable term on one side. This gives you 8 = 2x - 20. Then, add 20 to both sides to move the constant term to the other side. This yields 28 = 2x. Finally, divide both sides by 2 to solve for x. The solution is x = 14.

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