# Math Help - Making Equations

1. ## Making Equations

I am having difficulty with problems of this type:

Write and solve an equation to find each amount of money:

1.) An amount of money is increased by $6 is$13.

2.)Two dollars less than an amount of money is $17. 3.)One third an amount of money is$8.

Thanks

2. 1.) An amount of money is increased by $6 is$13.
x + 6 = 13
x = 7

2.)Two dollars less than an amount of money is $17. x - 2 = 17 x = 19 3.)One third an amount of money is$8.

x/3 = 8
x = 24