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 23rd 2006, 09:17 PMbouninehow would i answer this
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 23rd 2006, 09:22 PMearbothQuote:

Originally Posted by**bounine**

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

Expand both sides of the equation:

8x-x-5=13+2x-4

You'll get now:

7x-5=2x+9

Gather the variables on the LHS of the equation and the constants on the RHS of the equation:

5x=14

Divide by the coefficient of x:

x=14/5

Greetings

EB - Apr 23rd 2006, 09:45 PMearbothfed up with this problemQuote:

Originally Posted by**bounine**

it's me again:

I'm quite confused by this problem which I did actually**three**times:

For jim1174

for maxmac97

and for you: bounine.

Either your complete class is registered to this forum and every one has just the same problem or you are a triplet in one body and you don't talk to yourself.

Please don't be disappointed but I won't do any problems for you anymore.

Greetings

EB