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# How do I solve 2x - x/8 + 5 = 35

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How do I solve 2x - x/8 + 5 = 35

Guest Oct 26, 2017
edited by Guest  Oct 26, 2017
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We have nothing to solve.....there needs to be an equal sign  somewhere for that

CPhill  Oct 26, 2017
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It appears as if this post was edited since Cphill's last post.

 $$2x-\frac{x}{8}+5=35$$ Subtract 5 from both sides. $$2x-\frac{x}{8}=30$$ Multiply by 8 on both sides to eliminate the pesky fraction. $$16x-x=240$$ Combine like terms. $$15x=240$$ Divide by 15 to isolate x. $$x=16$$
TheXSquaredFactor  Oct 27, 2017

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