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# Solve and check result: 8x + 4 = 3(x − 1) + 7

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## 8x + 4 = 3(x − 1) + 7 8x + 4 = 3x − 3 + 7 Transposing 3x to L.H.S and 4 to R.H.S, we obtain 8x − 3x = − 3 + 7 − 4 5x = − 7 + 7 L.H.S = 8x + 4 = 8 × (0) + 4 = 4 R.H.S = 3(x − 1) + 7 = 3 (0 − 1) + 7 = − 3 + 7 = 4 L.H.S. = R.H.S. Hence, the result obtained above is correct.

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