#### Answer

x = -4

#### Work Step by Step

1. Given: 5x + 2 = 3x - 6
2. Subtract: 2x = -8
3. Divide: x = -4
4. Check: 5(-4) + 2 = 3(-4) - 6
-18 = -18, so the solution is correct.

Published by
Pearson

ISBN 10:
0321969359

ISBN 13:
978-0-32196-935-4

x = -4

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