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# Simplify and solve the linear equations: 3(t - 3) = 5(2t + 1)

**Solution:**

We will be applying distributive property and then transpose variables to one side and constants to another side to form a linear equation.

3(t - 3) = 5(2t + 1)

⇒ 3t - 9 = 10t + 5 [Using distributive property]

⇒ 7t = -14

Hence,

t = -14/7

t = - 2

**☛ Check: **NCERT Solutions for Class 8 Maths Chapter 2

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## Simplify and solve the linear equation: 3(t - 3) = 5(2t + 1)

NCERT Solutions Class 8 Maths Chapter 2 Exercise 2.5 Question 7

**Summary:**

The solution to the given equation 3(t - 3) = 5(2t + 1) after simplifying is t = -2

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