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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?

 Oct 28, 2023
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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?  

 

                                          5n  

                                       –––––  =  6  

                                        n + 2  

 

                                          5n     =  6n + 12  

 

                                            n     =  –12  

 

check answer  

 

                       (5)(–12) / (–12) + (2)  =  ___  

 

                                    (–60) / (–10)  =  6  

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 Oct 29, 2023

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