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anonymous

  • one year ago

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?

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  1. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    x(x − 5) = 77 x(x + 5) = 77 x − (x + 5) = 77 x + (x + 5) = 77

  2. jackthegreatest
    • one year ago
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    X + x + 5 = 75

  3. jackthegreatest
    • one year ago
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    Wait I meant 77

  4. jackthegreatest
    • one year ago
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    So d

  5. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    its D

  6. xapproachesinfinity
    • one year ago
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    D is good

  7. xapproachesinfinity
    • one year ago
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    always try to think in algebraic way. when the say the number (not saying what is ) give it a name x or whatever letter denoting that it is what we are looking for so we have in this case two number if said the small number is x and we know the greater is 5 more than the small we are essentially saying x+5 and the sum of the two x+(x+5)=77

  8. xapproachesinfinity
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    it is a matter of reading and translating the meaning of a words within the problem

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