# Solve the equation: 6 = 2(x + 8) - 5x

The solution to this question is obtained by combining the like terms, thereby simplifying the given expression.

## Answer: The value of x for the given equation 6 = 2(x + 8) - 5x is 10/3.

Let's find the value of x.

**Explanation:**

6 = 2(x + 8) - 5x

⇒ 6 = 2x + 16 - 5x (2x and 5x are like terms)

⇒ 6 = 16 - 3x (subtracting like terms)

⇒ 3x = 16 - 6 --------> (shifting -3x from RHS to LHS and 6 from LHS to RHS)

⇒ 3x = 10

⇒ x = 10 / 3

### Thus, the solution of the given equation 6 = 2(x + 8) - 5x is 10/3.

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