Posted by **kim** on Tuesday, June 18, 2013 at 4:13am.

on a line the distance between 2x and 7x plus 80 is 142. Solve for x

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**Steve**, Tuesday, June 18, 2013 at 4:19am
7x+80 - 2x = 142

5x = 62

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**kim**, Tuesday, June 18, 2013 at 4:26am
thank you oh so much.. means much

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**kim**, Tuesday, June 18, 2013 at 4:27am
so.. solving for x.. does not give a whole number?

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**Steve**, Tuesday, June 18, 2013 at 4:38am
in this case, apparently not. Seems a bit odd, but that's so.

I'm assuming your question can be parsed as

distance between (2x) and (7x+80)

That would indeed be the larger minus the smaller, or 5x+80

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**kim**, Tuesday, June 18, 2013 at 4:41am
i really appreciate this

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