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Five times a number is divided by $2$ more than that number. If the result is $6,$ then what was the original number?

 Nov 4, 2023
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x = the number 

 

5x / ( x+2) = 6       multiply both sides of the equation by (x+2) to get 

5x = 6x+ 12 

x = - 12    

 Nov 5, 2023

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