# how would i answer this

• Apr 23rd 2006, 08:17 PM
bounine
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, 08:22 PM
earboth
Quote:

Originally Posted by bounine
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,

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, 08:45 PM
earboth
fed up with this problem
Quote:

Originally Posted by bounine
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,

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