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Shouvik, Ashutosh, Harsha and Avijit were asked to solve the equation, 5xx=724x. They have reported the values of x as 5, 9, 8 and 7 respectively. Who has got the correct solution?

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Shouvik
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Ashutosh
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Harsha
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Avijit
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Solution

The correct option is B Ashutosh
The given equation is 5xx=724x.

Adding 4x on both sides of the equation, we get
5xx+4x=724x+4x 8x=72

Transposing 8 from LHS to RHS, we get,
x=728x=9

So, the correct solution is x=9.
Therefore, Ashutosh has found the correct solution.

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