## Algebra: A Combined Approach (4th Edition)

2x * 3 = 5x - $\frac{3}{4}$; x = -$\frac{3}{4}$
"The product of twice a number and three" translates to 2x * 3. "the difference of five times the number and $\frac{3}{4}$" translates to 5x - $\frac{3}{4}$. The equation is: 2x * 3 = 5x - $\frac{3}{4}$ Solve for x: 6x = 5x - $\frac{3}{4}$ x = -$\frac{3}{4}$