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anonymous
 one year ago
Hola!
This wording is so confusing... I know how to solve this type of problem but "the difference" makes me wonder if they want subtraction or a negative variable. Thanks for any help! I DO NOT want the answer to the setup, just how to get my equation set up in the first place :)
The difference of a number times 4 and 3 equals 5
anonymous
 one year ago
Hola! This wording is so confusing... I know how to solve this type of problem but "the difference" makes me wonder if they want subtraction or a negative variable. Thanks for any help! I DO NOT want the answer to the setup, just how to get my equation set up in the first place :) The difference of a number times 4 and 3 equals 5

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asnaseer
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2You are told: "The difference of a number times 4 and 3 equals 5" break this up into: "The difference of" "a number times 4" "and" "3" "equals" "5" does that help?

asnaseer
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2If I said: "the difference of 18 and 8 is 10" it means: 18  8 = 10

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0n(4+3)=5 ? I think your getting me on the right track!

asnaseer
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2lets break this down further, we stat with: "The difference of" "a number times 4" "and" "3" "equals" "5" lets call the unknown number "n" then we can replace "a number times 4" with 4n agreed so far?

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0okay, that makes sense...

asnaseer
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2so we now have: "The difference of" "4n" "and" "3" "equals" "5" can you do it now?

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I feel so stupid... so its 4n3=5?

asnaseer
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2perfect! and you are certainly not stupid my fried  the question is not very well worded :)

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0You are awesome!!! Thanks for the encouragementI guess not freaking out and breaking it down is helpful.

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0something to apply to life, haha

asnaseer
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2exactly  keep up the positivity! :)
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