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Five times a number is divided by 7 more than the original number. If the result is 12, then what was the original number?

 Oct 27, 2022
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The original number is -3/7.

 Oct 27, 2022
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Whenever somebody posts an "answer" but doesn't show how that answer was derived, 

it's probably a troll telling a lie to mess you up.  Please don't take such postings seriously. 

People who legitimately want to help you will show how they got their answer. 

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Five times a number is divided by 7 more than the original number. If the result is 12, then what was the original number?  

 

5x / (x + 7)  =  12  

 

5x  =  12 • (x + 7)  

 

5x  =  12x + 84  

 

–7x  =  84  

 

x  =  –12  

 

Check answer:   (5)(–12) / (–12 + 7)  =  12  

                                            –60 / –5  =  12  

                                             looks good  

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 Oct 27, 2022

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