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7-201.

If $(a − 2)x + 2b = 3 + 5x$ is true for all values of $x$, find $a$ and $b$.

Notice that both sides of the equal sign are in $mx + b$ form. Equate the m's and equate the $b$'s.

$(a − 2) = 5$
$(2b) = 3$
Find $a$ and $b$.