# Solve the equation. Check your solution. 8t + 5 = 6t + 1

Solve the equation. Check your solution. $8t+5=6t+1$
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Subtract 6t from each side of the equation. Subtraction Property of Equality
$8t+5-6t=6t+1-6t$
Simplify
$2t+5=1$
Subtract 5 from each side of the equation. Subtraction Property of Equality
$2t+5-5=1-5$
Simplify
$2t=-4$
Divide each side of the equation by 2. Division Property of Equality
$\frac{2}{2}\ast t=\frac{-4}{2}$
Simplify
$t=-2$
Check solution
$8\left(-2\right)+5=6\left(-2\right)+1$
$-16+5=-12+1$
$-11=-11$