## Introductory Algebra for College Students (7th Edition)

$x=-8$
"Difference" indicates subtration. "Of" indicates multiplication. $\frac{2}{5}x - 8=\frac{7}{5}x \longrightarrow$ Translate the sentence into an equation. $\frac{2}{5}x - 8 - \frac{2}{5}x=\frac{7}{5}x-\frac{2}{5}x \longrightarrow$ Subtract $\frac{2}{5}x$ from both sides $-8=x\longrightarrow$ simplify