# Math

If the problem is: 3x-22 = x+80 what would x equal? Please show your work.

1. 6
1. Wouldn't x equal 51?

posted by Samantha
2. Let's see if your answer checks by substituting 51 for x:

3(51) - 22 = 51 + 80
153 - 22 = 131
131 = 131

It checks, so you are correct!

posted by MathGuru
3. you are correct.

Which you could have determined by evaluating

3*51 - 22 =?= 51+80
153-22 =?= 131
yes

posted by Steve
4. Yes.

posted by Ms. Sue

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