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Question 33

Fill in the blanks to make the statement true.

If 5 is added to three times a number, it becomes the same as 7 is subtracted from four times the same number. This fact can be represented as ..............
 


Solution

Let the number be x.
Now, 5 is added to 3 times the number 5 + 3x.
It is same as 7 is subtracted from 4 times the number, i.e, 4x - 7.
So, the equation formed is 5 + 3x = 4x - 7.

4x - 3x = 5 + 7

x = 12.

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