Algebra 1

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0133500403
ISBN 13: 978-0-13350-040-0

Chapter 1 - Foundations for Algebra - 1-1 Variables and Expressions - Practice and Problem-Solving Exercises - Page 7: 38


The product of $2$ and the difference of $5$ and $n$

Work Step by Step

The difference of $5$ and $n$ represents $5-n$ "The product of" expresses that $2 $ is being multiplied by that difference. Therefore, $2(5-n)$ can be written as "the product of $2$ and the difference of $5$ and $n$." If the question asks to solve for $n$, then the brackets may be expanded to make $10 - n = 0$, then by adding $n$ to both sides of the equation we get $n = 10$
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