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If four times a certain number increased by 6 is equal to 94, what is the number?

If x represents the number, then which of the following equations could be used to solve the problem?

4x + 6 = 94
or
4(x + 6) = 94

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  1. Let the # = x

    Four time the # = 4(x)

    The # increased by 6

    4x + 6 = 94

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  2. That depends upon how the statement is interpreted.

    I vote for the first one since x is a whole number.

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  3. Although the statement is somewhat ambiguous, I would favor the first equation.

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  4. A certain number decreased by 2

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