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the sum of 4 times a number and -2 is equal to the sum of 5 times the number and -2. find the number.

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asked by Sylvia
  1. translate into math ....
    4x - 2 = 5x - 2

    now solve it.

    You should have seen the obvious answer by the "just think about it" theorem.

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    posted by Reiny

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