Storm2529 said:They want you to solve the word problem and I only now the first step. The question is :
The sum of five times a number and two times the number is 161. Find the number.
all I could figure out was 5x + 2x = 161. I don't now the rest. Please help.
Are you saying you can't solve 5x + 2x = 161 for x?Storm2529 said:They want you to find what the problem is and what x is and then check it.
C'mon Stormy; ok: if 7 videogames cost $161, how much does 1 videogame cost?Storm2529 said:No, they want you to combine like terms and then solve for x. I know now what the next step is.
5x + 2x = 161
That is all I have so far.