One-third of a number x is equal to 22 less than a number. Write and solve an equation to find the number.
1 Expert Answer
University Professor - General and Organic Chemistry
1/3x = x - 22
multiply both sides by 3 to get rid off the 3 in the denominator on the left side of the equation.
3(1/3x) = 3(x - 22)
x = 3x - 66
3x - x = 66
2x = 66
x = 66/2 = 33
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