There exists a number, x, such that 1/2 of 3 less than that number is equal to 1/4 of 2 more than that number.

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Mandy W.

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There exists a number, x, such that 1/2 of 3 less than that number is equal to 1/4 of 2 more than that number.

Hope this helps.

Andrew M. answered • 01/06/16

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Marlene gave the simplest short answer. If you need an actual story you

may do something like the following:

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Mark and Tom both had the same amount of marbles.

Mark gave away 3 of his marbles and then split his

remaining marbles into 2 equal piles.

Tom bought 2 more marbles and then split his total

marbles into 4 equal piles.

One pile of Marks marbles has the same amount

in it as one pile of Toms marbles.

How many marbles did Tom and Mark start with?

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In the above story you let x represent the number

of marbles each started with.

At the end Mark's piles each have 1/2(x-3)

and Tom's piles have 1/4(x+2)

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