Algebra: A Combined Approach (4th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321726391
ISBN 13: 978-0-32172-639-1

Chapter 2 - Section 2.4 - An Introduction to Problem Solving - Exercise Set: 3

Answer

3x - 6 = 2x + 8; x = 14

Work Step by Step

"Three times a number" translates to 3x. "minus 6" translates to - 6. "two times the number" translates to 2x. "plus 8" translates to + 8. Therefore, the expression is: 3x - 6 = 2x + 8 Solve for x: x - 6 = 8 x = 14
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