## Introductory Algebra for College Students (7th Edition)

Let $x$ be the number hit by Greenberg. The number hit by Ruth is $x+2$. The sum of the page numbers is represented by the equation: $x+x+2=118$ Solve for x, the number hit by Greenberg. Combine like terms. $2x+2=118$ Use the addition property of equality to subtract 2 from each side of the equation. $2x+2-2=118-2$ Simplify. $2x=116$ Use the multiplication property of equality to divide both sides of the equation by 2. $2x\div2=116\div2$ Simplify. $x=58$ Find the number hit by Ruth. $x+2=58+2=60$