Posted by **TIM** on Thursday, October 15, 2009 at 8:33pm.

david gained 14 pounds over the winter. he went on a diet and lost 26 pounds. then he regainged 5 pounds and weighed 179 pounds. how much did he weigh orignally ?

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**MathMate**, Thursday, October 15, 2009 at 8:47pm
Go backwards:

"regainged 5 pounds and weighed 179 pounds."

so he weiged 179-5=174 pounds.

"and lost 26 pounds" to weigh 174 pounds,

so he used to weigh 174+26=200 pounds

"david gained 14 pounds over the winter." so he weighed 200-14=186 pounds.

Check 186+14-26+5=179 pounds

If you are doing algebra, then

X+14-26+5=179

Solve for X.

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**TIM**, Thursday, October 15, 2009 at 8:52pm
would it be 734?

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**MathMate**, Thursday, October 15, 2009 at 8:55pm
How did you get 734?

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