Solve for x: 24x + 11 = 5x + 8x

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To solve 24x+11 = 5x+8x arrange all like terms:

`therefore 24x+11 = 13x`

`therefore 24x-13x= -11` 

(Take care with symbols when rearranging)

`therefore 11x=-11`

`therefore (11x)/11= -11/11`

`therefore x=-1`

Ans: from the equation 24x+11=5x+8x x=-1

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