C crappiefisher26 New member Joined Jul 23, 2006 Messages 49 Jul 24, 2006 #1 The instructions say to translate these statements to equations. 1) 5 less than 3 times x is 25: 3(x) - 5 = 25 2) 5 more than two-thirds x is 21: 2/3x + 5 = 21 I guess I'm just getting confused. Maybe I need a break. :wink:

The instructions say to translate these statements to equations. 1) 5 less than 3 times x is 25: 3(x) - 5 = 25 2) 5 more than two-thirds x is 21: 2/3x + 5 = 21 I guess I'm just getting confused. Maybe I need a break. :wink:

J jonboy Full Member Joined Jun 8, 2006 Messages 547 Jul 24, 2006 #2 You are correct. But whenever typing the latter, type it as: . . .(2/3)x + 5 = 21 ...so people will not confuse it as: . . .\(\displaystyle \L \;\frac{2}{3x}\,+\,5\.=\,21\) Yeah, do not do too much math at once. Sometimes you need to collect yourself.

You are correct. But whenever typing the latter, type it as: . . .(2/3)x + 5 = 21 ...so people will not confuse it as: . . .\(\displaystyle \L \;\frac{2}{3x}\,+\,5\.=\,21\) Yeah, do not do too much math at once. Sometimes you need to collect yourself.