# Chapter 1 - Equations and Inequalities - 1.1 Linear Equations - 1.1 Exercises: 7

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#### Work Step by Step

Distribute $5$ to obtain $5(x)-5(8) = 5x-40 \\5x-40=5x-40$ The expressions on both sides are exactly the same. Thus, the equation is an identity. Therefore, the given statement is true.

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