Intermediate Algebra for College Students (7th Edition)

Published by Pearson
ISBN 10: 0-13417-894-7
ISBN 13: 978-0-13417-894-3

Chapter 1 - Section 1.2 - Operations with Real Numbers and Simplifying Algebraic Expressions - Exercise Set - Page 28: 135


Algebraic expression translation: $5x-2x$ Simplified form: $3x$

Work Step by Step

Let $x$ = the unknown number The product of five and a number: $5x$ Twice the number: $2x$ The difference between the product of five and a number and twice the number: $5x - 2x$ Simplifying gives: $=(5-2)x \\=3x$
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