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# Solve the following equation and check your result: x = 4/5 (x + 10)

**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.

x = 4/5 (x + 10)

Multiplying both sides by 5,

5x = 4(x + 10)

⇒ 5x = 4x + 40 [Using distributive property on RHS]

Simplifying further,

5x - 4x = 40

Therefore, x = 40

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

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## Solve the following equation and check your result: x = 4/5 (x + 10)

NCERT Solutions Class 8 Maths Chapter 2 Exercise 2.3 Question 7

**Summary:**

The solution to the given equation x = 4/5 (x + 10) is x = 40

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