College Algebra (6th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-32178-228-3
ISBN 13: 978-0-32178-228-1

Chapter P - Prerequisites: Fundamental Concepts of Algebra - Exercise Set P.1 - Page 18: 128



Work Step by Step

Eight decreased by three times the sum of a number and six. Let x be the unknown number. "Decreased by" tells us a number will have something subtracted from it. "Times" tells us to multiply. "The sum" is the answer to an addition problem. $8-3(x+6)$
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