#### Answer

$x-(8-x)$
$2x-8$

#### Work Step by Step

$x$ is being decreased (implying subtraction) by the difference between $8$ and $x$, which would be $(8-x)$. Therefore you get $x-(8-x)$, which equals $x-8+x$, which equals $2x-8$

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Pearson

ISBN 10:
0-13446-914-3

ISBN 13:
978-0-13446-914-0

$x-(8-x)$
$2x-8$

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