Summer M.

asked • 05/17/18

The difference of a number times 6 and 5 is 9

Im supposed to find the equation to this with "w" as a variable but how?

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Tony H. answered • 05/17/18

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Alexander B.

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Hi Tony,
The question is indeed ambiguous as it could be interpreted: 6w - 5w = 9, but I guess your are right.
My best,
Alex
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Tony H.

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Alex,
 
Thanks - Yes, I agree - It might be meant to be your way.  I could read the question either way - I guess that's the definition of a poorly worded question!
 
And I used "x" instead of "w"....
 
Tony
 
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