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

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asnaseer
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1do you know what "consecutive" means?

Shealah
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1i know that it is x and x+1 but i just need to know how to set it up

asnaseer
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1good, 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?

asnaseer
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1good, now how would you represent 4 times the larger number?

asnaseer
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1great! 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
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1would you do 4( x+1) or 4(x+1) then subtract?

asnaseer
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1your first attempt is correct

asnaseer
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1so now you just need to solve for x in: 5x  4(x+1) = 24

asnaseer
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1if you type up your steps then I can check if you got them right

asnaseer
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1not quite, please show your steps so I can spot where you may have made a mistake

Shealah
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1I think i got it this time... 5x  4(x+1) = 24 5x4x4 = 24 x4 = 24 x = 28

asnaseer
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1perfect! well done! :)
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