Posted by Rose on Thursday, October 9, 2008 at 10:17pm.
need help solving this word problem, converting from words to an equation
48 equals a number increased by 6, and the sum, all multiplied by 5.
I have the answer, but I am unable to set up an equation.
answer  x=3 3/5

ALGEBRA again still need help !  drwls, Friday, October 10, 2008 at 3:07pm
x is the number
(x+6)*5 = 48
5x + 30 = 48
5x = 18
x = 18/5
There is no minus sign in front of the x, as you have written in your last line.