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    Word Problems - Algebra.

    How would I write this as equation?
    1. Solve the following word problem by writing an equation and solving it.
      Mary has 5 fewer CDs than Austin. Mary has 14 CDs. How many CDs does Austin have?
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    Quote Originally Posted by deekay930 View Post
    How would I write this as equation?
    1. Solve the following word problem by writing an equation and solving it.
      Mary has 5 fewer CDs than Austin. Mary has 14 CDs. How many CDs does Austin have?
    Let x be the amount Mary has and y the amount Austin has

    x = y-5

    It is known that x=14 so 14=y-5

    It should not be hard to see that y = 19 and therefore Austin has 19 CDs
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    Quote Originally Posted by e^(i*pi) View Post
    Let x be the amount Mary has and y the amount Austin has

    x = y-5

    It is known that x=14 so 14=y-5

    It should not be hard to see that y = 19 and therefore Austin has 19 CDs

    thanks so much.
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