algebra 1

Consider the equation StartFraction x over 5 EndFraction minus 2 = 11, where x represents the number of basketball players that have signed up for a new league. What is a possible scenario that would be modeled by this equation? Consider how many teams in the league and the number of players on each team this equation could describe

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  1. geez - ever hear of using actual numbers?
    Instead of
    StartFraction x over 5 EndFraction minus 2 = 11
    just type
    x/5 - 2 = 11

    Since there are 5 players on a team, if there are x players, then there are x/5 teams. See what you can do with that.

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