# Solve the following equation and check your result: 2x - 1 = 14 - x

**Solution:**

A mathematical equation that represents the relationship between two expressions on either side of the equal sign (=) is a Simple Equation. An equation consists of variables and numerical constants.

2x - 1 = 14 - x

Adding x on both the sides,

2x + x - 1 = 14 - x + x

Simplifying further,

3x - 1 = 14

⇒ 3x = 15

⇒ x = 15/3

⇒ x = 5

Therefore, the value of x = 5

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## Solve the following equation and check your result: 2x - 1 = 14 - x

### NCERT Solutions Class 8 Maths - Chapter 2 Exercise 2.3 Question 5

**Summary:**

The solution to the given equation 2x - 1 = 14 - x is x = 5