anonymous
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Please help me write out this equation and solve: A number is divided by 4 and then decreased by five. The result is 7. What is the number?
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  • anonymous
Please help me write out this equation and solve: A number is divided by 4 and then decreased by five. The result is 7. What is the number?
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anonymous
  • anonymous
(x/4)-5=7
anonymous
  • anonymous
now get x alone
anonymous
  • anonymous
add five to both sides x/4=12

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anonymous
  • anonymous
then multiply each side by 4: x=48
anonymous
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now check your answer by plugging it back into the original problem: (48/4)-5=7

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