algebra

what number minus 25% equals 6000?

asked by Josie
  1. x - 0.25x = 6,000

    0.75x = 6,000

    x = 6,000 / 0.75

    x = 8,000

    posted by Ms. Sue
  2. Wy did you put 0.25x in the first line? x reps what?

    posted by Josie
  3. and where did you get 0.75 from??

    posted by Josie
  4. x represents the unknown number.

    posted by Ms. Sue
  5. but the x is already there in the first digit because it is somethin=x and shouldnt it be :
    x-0.25 = 6000?? why x - 0.25x = 6000??

    posted by Josie
  6. 1 - 0.25 = 0.75

    posted by Ms. Sue

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