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When it says "eight less than twice a number is 12 more than four times the number" will its equation
Be, 2n-8=4n+12? And if that is true how could I solve it?

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asked by jeffery
  1. yes

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  2. add -2n to both sides
    -8 = 2 n + 12
    add -12 to both sides
    -20 = 2 n
    divide both sides by 2
    -10 = n

    then check
    2(-10) - 8 = 4 (-10) + 12 ???
    -20 -8 = -40 + 12 ???
    -28 = -28 Hey it worked !

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  3. Would the answer be -10?

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  4. yes :)

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