8(x 1) - (5x-4) =2

you does not put the sign properly

assuming it is + in 8(x + 1 )

8( x + 1) - (5x - 4 ) = 2

8x + 8 -5x + 4 = 2

8x - 5x + 8 + 4 = 2

3x + 12 = 2

3x = 2 -12

3x = -10

Answer: x = -10 / 3

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