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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?

 Nov 6, 2019

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the smallest odd number greater than 7x − 2     will always equal 7x-1

he largest odd number less than 3x + 5                is 3x+3

 

(7x-1) - (3x+3) = 4x - 4         a = 4 b = - 4         a+ b = 0

 Nov 6, 2019
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Best Answer

the smallest odd number greater than 7x − 2     will always equal 7x-1

he largest odd number less than 3x + 5                is 3x+3

 

(7x-1) - (3x+3) = 4x - 4         a = 4 b = - 4         a+ b = 0

ElectricPavlov Nov 6, 2019

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