#### Answer

x = 2

#### Work Step by Step

$3 - \frac{1}{2}x$ = 5x - 8
Add $\frac{1}{2}x$ to both sides:
3 = 5x + $\frac{1}{2}x$ - 8
3 = $\frac{11}{2}x$ - 8
Add 8 to both sides:
11 = $\frac{11}{2}x$
Multiply both sides by $\frac{2}{11}$:
2 = x

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x = 2

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