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What are two consecutive integers, such that five times the smaller minus four times the larger is 24?

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  1. asnaseer
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    do you know what "consecutive" means?

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  2. Shealah
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    i know that it is x and x+1 but i just need to know how to set it up

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  3. asnaseer
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    good, so first number can be represented as x and next one as x+1 as you indicated. now the questions says that 5 times the smaller number minus 4 times the larger is equal to 24 so, how would you represent 5 times the smaller number?

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  4. Shealah
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    5x

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    good, now how would you represent 4 times the larger number?

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    4(x+1)

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  7. asnaseer
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    great! now how would you use these two expressions to represent "5 times the smaller number minus 4 times the larger is equal to 24"?

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  8. Shealah
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    5x - 4(x+1) = 24

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  9. Shealah
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    would you do -4( x+1) or 4(x+1) then subtract?

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  10. asnaseer
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    your first attempt is correct

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  11. asnaseer
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    so now you just need to solve for x in: 5x - 4(x+1) = 24

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  12. asnaseer
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    if you type up your steps then I can check if you got them right

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  13. Shealah
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    i got x to equal 20?

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  14. asnaseer
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    not quite, please show your steps so I can spot where you may have made a mistake

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  15. Shealah
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    I think i got it this time... 5x - 4(x+1) = 24 5x-4x-4 = 24 x-4 = 24 x = 28

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    perfect! well done! :)

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  17. Shealah
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    :)

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