Posted by **Josie** on Sunday, January 6, 2013 at 2:06pm.

what number minus 25% equals 6000?

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**Ms. Sue**, Sunday, January 6, 2013 at 2:14pm
x - 0.25x = 6,000

0.75x = 6,000

x = 6,000 / 0.75

x = 8,000

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**Josie**, Sunday, January 6, 2013 at 2:16pm
Wy did you put 0.25x in the first line? x reps what?

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**Josie**, Sunday, January 6, 2013 at 2:16pm
and where did you get 0.75 from??

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**Ms. Sue**, Sunday, January 6, 2013 at 2:17pm
x represents the unknown number.

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**Josie**, Sunday, January 6, 2013 at 2:18pm
but the x is already there in the first digit because it is somethin=x and shouldnt it be :

x-0.25 = 6000?? why x - 0.25x = 6000??

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**Ms. Sue**, Sunday, January 6, 2013 at 2:21pm
1 - 0.25 = 0.75

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