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What am I supposed to do with this problem when it says to "Identify" the left and right side of the equation?

The problem is 8+3x=5x-9. It says to identify the left and the right side. What does it mean by "identify"? Does it want me to find the answer (I'm pretty sure the answer is 8.5)?

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Yes. Find the answer.

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Welcome :)
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Actually, my teacher said you just had to identify which was on the left and which was on the right..... It sounds like a joke.
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