Algebra: A Combined Approach (4th Edition)

Published by Pearson
ISBN 10: 0321726391
ISBN 13: 978-0-32172-639-1

Chapter 2 - Review - Page 180: 45


The number is 3.

Work Step by Step

"The quotient of a number and 3" translates to $\frac{x}{3}$. "The difference of the number and 2" translates to x - 2. The expression is therefore $\frac{x}{3}$ = x - 2. Solve for x by subtracting x from both sides: $-\frac{2}{3}$x = -2 Multiply both sides by $-\frac{3}{2}$: x = 3
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