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Posted by on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at 4:03pm.

I asked this question before and I was told my work was correct by my friend insists she is correct
HELP
I did
translate and simplify"six less than twice the sum of a number and three"
choices are
A)-2x
b)2x
c)-2x+9
d)2x-3

I set it up
2(x+3)-6
2x+6-6
answer=2x
My friend did
2x+3-6
getting 2x-3
Please help on which set up is correct.
We both really appreciate it. Thanks

  • math - , Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at 4:14pm

    You are right because you have to have the number plus three together before you can figure out what twice the sum of the 2 numbers is.

  • math - , Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at 4:33pm

    Yes, you are correct.

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