Posted by Krystal on Friday, February 26, 2010 at 8:00pm.
Is 120 > x50 the correct answer to Jack and Jason drove a total of 120 miles to go to the same concert. Jack drove 50 miles less than Jason. How many miles did Jason drive?

Math  Ms. Sue, Friday, February 26, 2010 at 8:12pm
Let x = the miles that Jason drove.
x + x  50 = 120
2x = 170
x = 85 
Math  Krystal, Friday, February 26, 2010 at 8:44pm
I think I should specify that this is supposed to be written as an expression and not an equation. We are supposed to be translating an expression written by our classmates, and this one really has me confused.