Elementary Algebra

Published by Cengage Learning
ISBN 10: 1285194055
ISBN 13: 978-1-28519-405-9

Chapter 2 - Real Numbers - 2.5 - Translating from English to Algebra - Problem Set 2.5 - Page 81: 37



Work Step by Step

Let us call the other number $z$. Since the sum of the two numbers is $35$, we can write the following equation: $z+n=35$ We must solve the equation for $z$, because we are looking for the other number. To do so, we subtract $n$ from each side of the equation: $z=35-n$ Since the other number is equal to $z$, the other number is $35-n$
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