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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?

 Jan 13, 2024

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5x / (x+2)  = 6       <=====given    multiply both sides by (x+2) 

5x = 6x + 12          subtract 12 from both sides

5x-12 = 6x              subtract 5x from both sides 

-12 = x   

 Jan 13, 2024
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Best Answer

5x / (x+2)  = 6       <=====given    multiply both sides by (x+2) 

5x = 6x + 12          subtract 12 from both sides

5x-12 = 6x              subtract 5x from both sides 

-12 = x   

ElectricPavlov Jan 13, 2024

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