Shealah
  • Shealah
What are two consecutive integers, such that five times the smaller minus four times the larger is 24?
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asnaseer
  • asnaseer
do you know what "consecutive" means?
Shealah
  • Shealah
i know that it is x and x+1 but i just need to know how to set it up
asnaseer
  • asnaseer
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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Shealah
  • Shealah
5x
asnaseer
  • asnaseer
good, now how would you represent 4 times the larger number?
Shealah
  • Shealah
4(x+1)
asnaseer
  • asnaseer
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"?
Shealah
  • Shealah
5x - 4(x+1) = 24
Shealah
  • Shealah
would you do -4( x+1) or 4(x+1) then subtract?
asnaseer
  • asnaseer
your first attempt is correct
asnaseer
  • asnaseer
so now you just need to solve for x in: 5x - 4(x+1) = 24
asnaseer
  • asnaseer
if you type up your steps then I can check if you got them right
Shealah
  • Shealah
i got x to equal 20?
asnaseer
  • asnaseer
not quite, please show your steps so I can spot where you may have made a mistake
Shealah
  • Shealah
I think i got it this time... 5x - 4(x+1) = 24 5x-4x-4 = 24 x-4 = 24 x = 28
asnaseer
  • asnaseer
perfect! well done! :)
Shealah
  • Shealah
:)

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