# SOLUTION: one third of a number is 5 less than half of the same number what is that number show all steps i need to get my diploma

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 Question 21081: one third of a number is 5 less than half of the same number what is that number show all steps i need to get my diplomaAnswer by algebrapro18(206)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!one third of a number is 5 less than half of the same number writing this as an algebraic expression you get 1/3x=5-1/2x to solve this equation you need to get a common denominator. Doing so you get 2x=30-3x now combine like terms 5x=30 finally divide by 5 x=6 checking 1/3(6)=5-1/2(6) 2=5-3 2=2