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# Find and correct the errors in the statement: x + 2x + 3x = 5x

**Solution:**

An equation is a mathematical statement with an 'equal to' symbol between two algebraic expressions that have equal values.

Given,

x + 2x + 3x = 5x

Solving LHS we get,

x + 2x + 3x

= x(1 + 2 + 3) = 6x [By adding them, as they are like terms]

But RHS = 5x

Thus, L.H .S. ≠ R.H.S.

The correct statement is x + 2x + 3x = 6x

**☛ Check: **NCERT Solutions for Class 8 Maths Chapter 14

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## Find and correct the errors in the statement: x + 2x + 3x = 5x

Class 8 Maths NCERT Solutions Chapter 14 Exercise 14.4 Question 4

**Summary:**

Find and correct the errors in the statement: x + 2x + 3x = 5x. The correct statement is x + 2x + 3x = 6x.

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