Thread: Writing Word Problems

1. Writing Word Problems

Find a number which is 150 greater than its opposite

How should I write this out to find the answer?

2. Originally Posted by elliotfsl
Find a number which is 150 greater than its opposite

How should I write this out to find the answer?
Let the number be x. Then the opposite of x is -x. Then 150 greater than its opposite is -x + 150.

So we want $x = -x + 150$

-Dan