ok i need help with just one more problem

translate to an equation then solve

the sum of five subtracted from eight times x is the same as thirteen plus the producted of two and the difference of x and two

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- Apr 16th 2006, 10:47 PM #1

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- Apr 17th 2006, 01:40 AM #2

- Apr 17th 2006, 07:23 AM #3Originally Posted by
**jim1174**

as OReilly has posted the equation is

8x-5=13+2(x-2)

Expand the RHS :

8x-5= 13 + 2x - 4

8x - 5 = 2x +9

Take the variable to the LHS, the constants to the RHS:

6x = 14

Divide both sides by 6:

To proof, plug the value into the origianl equation:

So the solution is OK

Greetings

EB