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LINEAR EQUATIONS - Solve for x in the following equation.
Subtract 4x from both sides of the equation:
Add 30 to both sides of the equation
Divide both sides by 8:
The answer is x = 3
Check the solution by substituting 3 in the original equation for x. If the left side of the equation equals the right side of the equation after the substitution, you have found the correct answer.
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Author: Nancy Marcus