## gabbyalicorn one year ago Five added to 2 times a number is equal to 7 less than 4 times the number. What is the number?

1. triciaal

add plus times multiply less subtract suggest let the number = n

2. triciaal

is means = set the expressions equal and solve for n

3. gabbyalicorn

5 + 2 x n = 7 - 4

4. HannahA

the number is 6

5. triciaal

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7. gabbyalicorn

How'd you get 12? Just curious...

8. triciaal

@HannahA do not just give answers. help the person to get the answer.

9. gabbyalicorn

Thank you @triciaal for helping me. :)

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11. gabbyalicorn

When you mean isolate do you mean take the variable away? (just temporarily...)

12. triciaal

no leave the term(s) with the variable on one side and the numbers on the other side of the equation. isolate separate and leave by itself

13. gabbyalicorn

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15. triciaal

we want the numbers on one side and the letters on the other side

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21. triciaal

can do in 2 steps first n to the right then number to the left

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23. triciaal