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    Quote Originally Posted by mariam90 View Post
    sorry or replying late i have problem with internet connection i there any formula for solving this question i am confused between "a " and "d" .
    Can you confirm my guess that it really said this?

    David has 4 less than one-half the number of balloons that Kate has . If David has d balloons and Kate has k balloons, which of the following equations correctly expresses the relationship between d and k?

    Denis pointed out the difference in the symbols; to match that with the English, you need to look at how the words link together. You have:

    David has 4 less than one-half the number of balloons that Kate has

    That is,

    d is 4 less than one-half of k

    There is a subtraction (4 less) and a multiplication (1/2 of). Which should be done first?

    Suppose you start with k. What will you do to find the value of d?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr.Peterson View Post
    Can you confirm my guess that it really said this?
    yes
    Last edited by mmm4444bot; 01-31-2018 at 09:18 PM. Reason: inserted quote-closing tag

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    So, are you satisfied with the answer?

    If not, please tell us your own thinking about it, so we can see whether you still need help with it.

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