Introductory Algebra for College Students (7th Edition)

Published by Pearson
ISBN 10: 0-13417-805-X
ISBN 13: 978-0-13417-805-9

Chapter 2 - Section 2.5 - An Introduction to Problem Solving - Exercise Set - Page 165: 12


The number is $51$.

Work Step by Step

Let $x$ = the unknown number Then "six times a number" means $6x$ "eight subtracted from six times a number" means $6x-8$ Thus, the equation that represents the situation is: $6x-8=298$ Add $8$ on both sides of the equation to obtain: $6x=306$ Divide $6$ on both sides of the equation to obtain: $x=\dfrac{306}{6} \\x=51$
Update this answer!

You can help us out by revising, improving and updating this answer.

Update this answer

After you claim an answer you’ll have 24 hours to send in a draft. An editor will review the submission and either publish your submission or provide feedback.