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The difference when the product of 4 and a number is subtracted from 16 is greater than 10. How many positive integers satisfy the given conditions?

 Jan 13, 2019

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16 - 4 * x  >10   Subtract 16 from both sides of the equation

-4 x > -6            Multiply both sides by -1    NOTE:     >   reverses when you do this !

4x < 6              Divide by 4

x  <  6/4 

x < 1  1/2        Only ONE positive integer will satisfy this   x = 1

 Jan 13, 2019
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Best Answer

16 - 4 * x  >10   Subtract 16 from both sides of the equation

-4 x > -6            Multiply both sides by -1    NOTE:     >   reverses when you do this !

4x < 6              Divide by 4

x  <  6/4 

x < 1  1/2        Only ONE positive integer will satisfy this   x = 1

ElectricPavlov Jan 13, 2019

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