# algebra

what number minus 25% equals 6000?

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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