# Solve the following equation and check your result: 5x + 9 = 5 + 3x

**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.

5x + 9 = 5 + 3x

Subtracting 3x from both sides,

5x - 3x + 9 = 5 + 3x - 3x

⇒ 2x + 9 = 5

Simplifying further,

2x = 5 - 9

⇒ 2x = - 4

⇒ x = - 4/2

Therefore, the value of x = - 2

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

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## Solve the following equation and check your result: 5x + 9 = 5 + 3x

NCERT Solutions Class 8 Maths Chapter 2 Exercise 2.3 Question 3

**Summary:**

The solution to the given equation 5x + 9 = 5 + 3x is x = -2

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