The expression is .

(Substitute in the expression)

(Multiply: )

Apply to addition property of equality: Add 24 to each side.

Rearrange the terms using commutative property of addition: .

(Apply additive inverse property: )

(Apply additive identity property: )

(Add: )

Apply to division property of equality: Divide each side by 5.

(Cancel common terms)

(Divide: )

To check the solution, substitute in .

(Multiply: )

(Add: )

Compare the values, the equation is true.

The solution is .

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