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Find this number.  When you multiply it by 6 and add 17, you get the same result as when you multiply it by ten and subtract 39.

 

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Answer:  14

 

Strategy: Develop a verbal model and set up an equation

 

Let x be the number, so simply set up the equation and solve:

6x + 17 = 10x - 39

 

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