3 halfs of the difference of a number

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3 half's of the difference of a number & two is one more than twice the same number

Sep 9th, 2015

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The 1st step in solving a word problem is to break it up into pieces. 

First piece: 3/2's of the difference of a number and two.

Second piece:one more than twice the same number. 

Now what are we looking for? A number, call it x. The first piece can now be written as (3/2) * (x - 2), assuming x is bigger than 2.

The second piece can be written as 1 + 2x.

How are the two pieces related? By the word "is", which I translate as "equals".

We now have the equation (3/2) * (x - 2) = 1 + 2x.  I assume you can solve this equation: that is, find the value of x that makes the left side equal to the right side. If not,  post the equation on studypool and I or someone else can show you how.

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Sep 9th, 2015

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