8x - (6x+5) = 3

8x - 6x - 5 = 3 (use the distributive property to eliminate parentheses)

2x - 5 = 3 (collect terms)

2x = 8 (add 5 to both sides)

x = 4 (divide both sides by 2)

8x - 6x - 5 = 3 (use the distributive property to eliminate parentheses)

2x - 5 = 3 (collect terms)

2x = 8 (add 5 to both sides)

x = 4 (divide both sides by 2)