algebra
posted by Josie .
what number minus 25% equals 6000?

algebra 
Ms. Sue
x  0.25x = 6,000
0.75x = 6,000
x = 6,000 / 0.75
x = 8,000 
algebra 
Josie
Wy did you put 0.25x in the first line? x reps what?

algebra 
Josie
and where did you get 0.75 from??

algebra 
Ms. Sue
x represents the unknown number.

algebra 
Josie
but the x is already there in the first digit because it is somethin=x and shouldnt it be :
x0.25 = 6000?? why x  0.25x = 6000?? 
algebra 
Ms. Sue
1  0.25 = 0.75
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