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7-201.

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

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

(2*b*) = 3

Find *a* and *b*.