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what number minus 25% equals 6000?

  1. Ms. Sue

    x - 0.25x = 6,000

    0.75x = 6,000

    x = 6,000 / 0.75

    x = 8,000

  2. Josie

    Wy did you put 0.25x in the first line? x reps what?

  3. Josie

    and where did you get 0.75 from??

  4. Ms. Sue

    x represents the unknown number.

  5. Josie

    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??

  6. Ms. Sue

    1 - 0.25 = 0.75

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