moazzam07
  • moazzam07
The sum of two numbers is 77. The greater number is 5 more than the smaller number. Which equation can be used to solve for the smaller number? x(x − 5) = 77 x(x + 5) = 77 x − (x + 5) = 77 x + (x + 5) = 77
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moazzam07
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mathstudent55
  • mathstudent55
Let's call the smaller number x. If the larger number is 5 more than the smaller number, then what is an expression for the larger number using x?
moazzam07
  • moazzam07
x+5

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mathstudent55
  • mathstudent55
Correct. Now we know the two numbers are x and x + 5. We are told the sum of the numbers is 77. How do you express the sum of x and x + 5?
moazzam07
  • moazzam07
i dont know
LynFran
  • LynFran
hint... sum means to add
moazzam07
  • moazzam07
i know
mathstudent55
  • mathstudent55
A sum means to add together. You need the sum of the number x and the number x + 5.
mathstudent55
  • mathstudent55
The sum of 2 and 3 is 2 + 3 The sum of a and b is a + b The sum of x and x + 5 is ...
moazzam07
  • moazzam07
x + (x+5)
mathstudent55
  • mathstudent55
Exactly. Just one step left to do. We are told the sum is 77. That means that sum you just wrote equals 77. Can you write that now?
moazzam07
  • moazzam07
yes x + (x +5) = 77
mathstudent55
  • mathstudent55
Exactly. Good job!
moazzam07
  • moazzam07
@mathstudent55 i have one more problem can you help mez/

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