When 5x-8>0, x>8/5, we can get 3x+21>0 |5x-8|=3x+21 5x-8=3x+21 5x-3x=21+8 2x=29 x=29/2. When 5x-8<0, 0<8/5,and at the same time , 3x+21>0, x>-21/7,x>-7. it means -7the equation is |5x-8|=8-5x=3x+21 8-21=3x+5x -13=8x x=-13/8.

Weegy: Let the number be N
one-half a number subtracted from five-sixths of the number,
the difference is 60.
(1/2) of N subtracted from (5/6) of N, the difference is 6
That is (5/6)N - (1/2)N = 6 - - (1) (More)

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