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    translating English phrases into algebraic expressions

    okay need help with another problem it's a number twice that number and one-third of that number are added. The result is 20 What is the original number?
    so far I have x+2x+1/3x=20. Thanks for the help
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    Your equation looks fine

    x+2x+\frac{x}{3} = 20

    Multiply the whole equation through by 3 to remove any fractions

    3x+6x+x = 60

    Group like terms and solve.
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    thanks so much for the help I am so glad that I found this forum so that way I don't fall behind in class.
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