# How do you solve 60- 3x = 10- 8x?

Apr 13, 2018

$x = - 10$

#### Explanation:

$60 - 3 x = 10 - 8 x$ Combine like terms to isolate $x$ and its coefficient:
$5 x = - 50$ Isolate $x$:
$x = - 10$

Apr 13, 2018

=$- 3 x + 8 x = 10 - 60$

=$5 x = - 50$

=$x = - 10$

CHECK
$60 - 3 \left(- 10\right) = 10 - 8 \left(- 10\right)$

$60 + 30 = 10 + 80$

$90 = 90$

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