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    Word Problem (Cant get Equation)

    I cant get the equation.

    Problem: The product of twice a number and three is the same as the difference of five times the number and 3/4. Find the number
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    I believe this is the equation you are looking for:

    2m*3 = 5m - 3/4
    6m=5m-3/4
    m=-3/4

    Hope this helps.
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    Hello, FiyWonOhh!


    If we're careful, we can translate the words directly into Algebra.



    The product of twice a number and 3 is the same as the difference of 5 times the number and 3/4.

    Find the number.

    Let x = the number.


    \underbrace{\text{ product of twice a number and 3 }}\;\underbrace{\text{ is the same as }} \underbrace{\text{ the difference of 5 times the number and 3/4 }}
    . . . . . . . . (2x)\cdot 3. . . . . . . . . . . . . . = . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5x \;- \;\frac{3}{4}

    And there is our equation! \hdots\quad 6x \;=\;5x - \frac{3}{4}

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