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Given any positive even integer, x, the positive difference between the smallest odd number greater than 7x - 2 and the largest odd number less than 3x + 5 can be written in the form ax + b. What is a + b?

 Jan 24, 2022
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an example.

if x is 2,

\(7x-2=12\) so 13 for the large one

\(3x+5=11\) so 9 for the small one

\(13-9=4\)

\(2a+b=4\)

either a is 2 and b is 0 or a is 1 and b is 2, so i guess 2 or 3!

Hope this helps!

      XxmathguyxX

 Jan 25, 2022

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