Intermediate Algebra for College Students (7th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-13417-894-7
ISBN 13: 978-0-13417-894-3

Chapter 1 - Section 1.2 - Operations with Real Numbers and Simplifying Algebraic Expressions - Exercise Set: 137

Answer

Algebraic expression translation: $8x-(3x+6)$ Simplified form: $5x-6$

Work Step by Step

Let $x$ = the unknown number Eight times a number: $8x$ Six more than three times the number: $3x+6$ The difference between eight times a number and six more than three times the number: $8x - (3x+6)$ Simplifying gives: $=8x-(3x+6) \\=8x-3x-6 \\=5x-6$
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