Elementary Algebra

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

Chapter 3 - Equations and Problem Solving - 3.2 - Equations and Problem Solving - Problem Set 3.2: 54

Answer

X = 17

Work Step by Step

Let X represent the number to be found. A certain number subtracted from 32 means 32 - X. Thus, we obtain: 32 - X = 15 Subtract 32 on both sides -X = -17 Multiply both sides by -1: X = 17
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