Elementary Algebra

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

Chapter 2 - Real Numbers - Chapter 2 Review Problem Set: 53

Answer

Cindy chose the number $5n+3$

Work Step by Step

Let us start at the number that Larry chose, $n$. First, we must multiply this number by $5$ because the problem states "5 times the number chosen by Larry", giving us $5n$. Then, we must add $3$ to this product, because the problem says that Cindy's number is $3$ more than the product we found. This gives us Cindy's number, which is $5n+3$
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