LeAnn01Xxx
  • LeAnn01Xxx
One number is five more than another, and their sum is three less than three times the smaller. Find the numbers. If x represents the smaller number, which equation could be used to solve for x? A.x 2 + 5 = 3x - 3 B.2x + 5 = 3x - 3 C. 2x + 5 = 3(x - 3)
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schrodinger
  • schrodinger
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only_hanaaa
  • only_hanaaa
okay this question is confusing at first...but its pretty easy after you keep reading it over and over again...do you hav any idea which one u think it is @LeAnn01Xxx ?
LeAnn01Xxx
  • LeAnn01Xxx
I kinda think its B. But I probably got it wrong.
LeAnn01Xxx
  • LeAnn01Xxx
I meant C.

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only_hanaaa
  • only_hanaaa
its is not c, because they say "three less than three times the smaller" not "three less than three less than the smaller"....so the sum will look like this ~> 3x - 3
LeAnn01Xxx
  • LeAnn01Xxx
Oh. So its A or B.
only_hanaaa
  • only_hanaaa
correct...is A. x^2 ?
only_hanaaa
  • only_hanaaa
casue if it is then the answer is B.
LeAnn01Xxx
  • LeAnn01Xxx
OKay. Thank you.☺
only_hanaaa
  • only_hanaaa
yw :)

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