translate into an equation then solve

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

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- Apr 22nd 2006, 05:32 PMmaxmac97Can you help
translate into an equation then solve

the sum of x and five subtracted from eight times x is the same as thirteen plus the product of two and the difference of x and two - Apr 22nd 2006, 05:46 PMThePerfectHackerQuote:

Originally Posted by**maxmac97**

Thus, watch those signs :eek:

Subtract from both sides,

Add 5,

Thus,

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I am confused by

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difference of x and two

That is the wording that holds me in confusion. - Apr 23rd 2006, 10:35 AMearbothQuote:

Originally Posted by**maxmac97**

maybe you mean

(?) Expand both sides

Greetings

EB