Posted by **morgan** on Sunday, March 2, 2008 at 12:57pm.

Twice a number is 60 times more than 5 times the number. what is the number

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**Reiny**, Sunday, March 2, 2008 at 1:07pm
did you mean,

Twice a number is 60 more than 5 times the number. what is the number?

if so then

2x - 60 = 5x

-3x=60

x=-20

check: twice the number is -40

5 times the number is -100

-40 is 60 more than -100, correct.

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