#### Answer

x=9

#### Work Step by Step

Write down all the given information:
P=42; P=2x+3y; y=8; x=?
Then form an equation:
$42=2x+3\times8$
And lastly calculate the missing value:
$42=2x+24<=>18=2x<=>x=9$

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Pearson

ISBN 10:
0321726391

ISBN 13:
978-0-32172-639-1

x=9

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