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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 ?

Go backwards:
"regainged 5 pounds and weighed 179 pounds."
so he weiged 1795=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 20014=186 pounds.
Check 186+1426+5=179 pounds
If you are doing algebra, then
X+1426+5=179
Solve for X. 
would it be 734?

How did you get 734?
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