Lisa V. answered • 05/12/15

Patient and Effective Math Tutor for Grades 5-12 and Praxis

Solve:

Steps:

1. Let x = #

2. "Five less than six times a number" can be written as:

**Five less than six times a number**is at least**nine subtracted from two times that number.**Steps:

1. Let x = #

2. "Five less than six times a number" can be written as:

**6x - 5**3. "is at least" is the same as "greater than or equal to" and can be written as

*:***>=**4. "nine subtracted from two times that number" can be written as:

5. the equation is:

6. solve for x by grouping the x variable terms on one side and the constants on the other side:

**2x - 9**5. the equation is:

**6x - 5 >= 2x - 9**6. solve for x by grouping the x variable terms on one side and the constants on the other side:

**6x - 5 >= 2x - 9**

**-2x +5 -2X +5**

**4x >= -4**

7. divide each side by 4, and you get:

**x = -1**