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# Solve the equation 3x = 24 for x.

Question:

A
8

Explaination

To isolate the unknown value x, we divide both sides of the equation by 3.

On the left, dividing by 3 “undoes” the effect of multiplying by 3 and returns to x. On the right, $5172_w82_h13.png$. x=8

To check, substitute the solution 8 into the original equation.

Original equation: 3x = 24

Substitute 8 for x: 3(8)=24

Simplify both sides: 24=24

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