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6-88.

Substitute the value in for *x* and solve to see if the two sides are equal to each other.

5 (−5) + 8 = 3 (−5) −2

−25 + 8 = −15 − 2

−17 = −17

Solution *x* = −5 is correct.

See part (a).

6-88.

Substitute the value in for *x* and solve to see if the two sides are equal to each other.

5 (−5) + 8 = 3 (−5) −2

−25 + 8 = −15 − 2

−17 = −17

Solution *x* = −5 is correct.

See part (a).