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Algebra

by swerve » Thu Oct 01, 2020 9:50 am

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When 6 is multiplied by x, the result is the same as when x is added to 9. What is the value of x/3 ?

A. 2/5
B. 3/5
C. 6/5
D. 8/5
E. 9/5

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Re: Algebra

by psarma » Thu Oct 01, 2020 3:36 pm
Given, 6x = x+9
or 5x=9
i.e x=9/5

so, x/3 = 3/5

Answer B

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Re: Algebra

by [email protected] » Tue Oct 06, 2020 3:16 am
swerve wrote:
Thu Oct 01, 2020 9:50 am
When 6 is multiplied by x, the result is the same as when x is added to 9. What is the value of x/3 ?

A. 2/5
B. 3/5
C. 6/5
D. 8/5
E. 9/5

The OA is B

Solution:

We can create the equation:

6x = x + 9

5x = 9

x = 9/5

Thus x/3 is (9/5)/3 = 9/15 = 3/5.

Answer: B

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