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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by maxmac97
    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
    x+(8x-5)=13+(2)\cdot (x-2)
    Thus, watch those signs
    9x-5=13+2x-4
    Subtract 2x from both sides,
    7x-5=9
    Add 5,
    7x=14
    Thus,
    x=14/7=2.
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    I am confused by
    difference of x and two
    It can mean 2-x and even,
    |x-2|
    That is the wording that holds me in confusion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by maxmac97
    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
    Hello,

    maybe you mean
    8x-(x+5)=13+2(x-2) (?) Expand both sides
    8x-x-5=13+2x-4
    7x-5=2x+9
    5x=14\ \Longleftrightarrow \ x=\frac{14}{5}

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