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x/2 − 5 = x − 23. What is the value of x?

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\(\frac{x}{2} − 5 = x − 23\). What is the value of x?

A. 9
B. 13
C. 18
D. 28
E. 36


\(\frac{x}{2} − 5 = x − 23\)

\(x-\frac{x}{2} = 23-5\)

\(\frac{2x-x}{2} = 18\)

\(x = 18 * 2 = 36\)

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Bunuel wrote:
\(\frac{x}{2} − 5 = x − 23\). What is the value of x?

A. 9
B. 13
C. 18
D. 28
E. 36

\(\frac{x}{2} − 5 = x − 23\)

x - 10 = 2x - 46

x = 36

Answer E
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\(\frac{x}{2} − 5 = x − 23\). What is the value of x?

A. 9
B. 13
C. 18
D. 28
E. 36


Given: x/2 - 5 = x - 23
Eliminate the fraction by multiplying both sides by 2 to get: x - 10 = 2x - 46
Subtract x from both sides: -10 = x - 46
Add 46 to both sides: 36 = x

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x/2 - 5 = x-23

-x/2 = -18
x = 36

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The answer is 36.

x-10=2x-46
x=36

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Bunuel wrote:
\(\frac{x}{2} − 5 = x − 23\). What is the value of x?

A. 9
B. 13
C. 18
D. 28
E. 36


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x/2-5=x-23
multiply whole equation by 2
x-10=2x-46
-10+46=2x-x
36=x
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Bunuel wrote:
\(\frac{x}{2} − 5 = x − 23\). What is the value of x?

A. 9
B. 13
C. 18
D. 28
E. 36


We can simplify the given equation:

x/2 - 5 = x - 23

x/2 + 18 = x

Multiplying by 2, we have:

x + 36 = 2x

36 = x

Answer: E
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