# Math

posted by Samantha

If the problem is: 3x-22 = x+80 what would x equal? Please show your work.

1. Samantha

Wouldn't x equal 51?

2. MathGuru

3(51) - 22 = 51 + 80
153 - 22 = 131
131 = 131

It checks, so you are correct!

3. Steve

you are correct.

Which you could have determined by evaluating

3*51 - 22 =?= 51+80
153-22 =?= 131
yes

4. Ms. Sue

Yes.

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