# MATH

How do I put these into equations?

Five times the difference of a number and two is seven more than that number.

Twice a number decreased by two is equivalent to than number increased by five.
I am so lost

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Five times the difference of a number and two
is seven more than that number mean:

5 ( x - 2 ) = 7 + x

Twice a number decreased by two is equivalent
to than number increased by five mean:

2 ( x - 2 ) = x + 5

Try to solve this two equations.

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2. "Twice a number decreased by two is equivalent
to that number increased by five"

2x - 2 = x + 5

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