SOLUTION: Five times a number is 24 more than twice the number. Would it go something like 5x=2x+24?

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Equations Question 626155: Five times a number is 24 more than twice the number. Would it go something like 5x=2x+24? Answer by jim_thompson5910(28595)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!You have the correct translation. Let's solve for x to find the unknown number. Start with the given equation. Subtract from both sides. Combine like terms on the left side. Divide both sides by to isolate . Reduce. ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Answer: So the solution is Therefore the unknown number is 8. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- If you need more help, email me at jim_thompson5910@hotmail.com Also, please consider visiting my website: http://www.freewebs.com/jimthompson5910/home.html and making a donation. Thank you Jim --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------