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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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What are two consecutive integers, such that five times the smaller minus four times the larger is 24?
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asnaseerBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
do you know what "consecutive" means?
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ShealahBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
i know that it is x and x+1 but i just need to know how to set it up
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asnaseerBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
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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asnaseerBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
good, now how would you represent 4 times the larger number?
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asnaseerBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
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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ShealahBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
would you do 4( x+1) or 4(x+1) then subtract?
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asnaseerBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
your first attempt is correct
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asnaseerBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
so now you just need to solve for x in: 5x  4(x+1) = 24
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asnaseerBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
if you type up your steps then I can check if you got them right
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asnaseerBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
not quite, please show your steps so I can spot where you may have made a mistake
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ShealahBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
I think i got it this time... 5x  4(x+1) = 24 5x4x4 = 24 x4 = 24 x = 28
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asnaseerBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
perfect! well done! :)
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