## Elementary and Intermediate Algebra: Concepts & Applications (6th Edition)

$x=8$
Using the properties of equality, the solution to the given equation, $ax-3a=5a$, is \begin{array}{l} ax-3a+3a=5a+3a \\\\ ax=8a \\\\ \dfrac{ax}{a}=\dfrac{8a}{a} \\\\ x=8 .\end{array}