ALGEBRA again still need help !
posted by Rose .
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

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.