#### Answer

true

#### 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.

Published by
Pearson

ISBN 10:
013421742X

ISBN 13:
978-0-13421-742-0

true

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