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Multiply under and down by 2x all the terms:
8 + 5x = -22 thus subtract 8 from both sides:
8 + 5x -8 = -22 -8
5x = -30
Dividing both sides by 5:
5x/5 = -30/5 x = -6
First, simplify the equation by multiplying both sides by the LCD of the three fractions, which is 2x.
Then, isolate x. To do so, subtract both sides by 8.
And, divide both sides by 5.
Hence, the solution to the given equation is x=-6.
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