A community for students. Sign up today!
Here's the question you clicked on:
 0 viewing
 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?

This Question is Closed

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! :)
Ask your own question
Ask a QuestionFind more explanations on OpenStudy
Your question is ready. Sign up for free to start getting answers.
spraguer
(Moderator)
5
→ View Detailed Profile
is replying to Can someone tell me what button the professor is hitting...
23
 Teamwork 19 Teammate
 Problem Solving 19 Hero
 Engagement 19 Mad Hatter
 You have blocked this person.
 ✔ You're a fan Checking fan status...
Thanks for being so helpful in mathematics. If you are getting quality help, make sure you spread the word about OpenStudy.