## Prealgebra (7th Edition)

$x=40$
$8=\frac{x}{5}$ $8\times5=\frac{x}{5}\times5$ $40=x$ $x=40$ (generally when specifying the value of a variable, the variable is written on the left hand side of the equals sign, and the value of the variable is written on the right hand side of the equals sign