Tony H. answered • 05/17/18

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Let x equal the number.

6x -5 = 9

Solving:

6x=14

x=14/6=7/3

The question is poorly written, but I think they mean "The difference between a number times 6 and 5 is 9."

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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05/17/18

Alexander B.

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

My best,

Alex

05/17/18