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5 times n is three less than twice n. What number is three

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5 times n is three less than twice n. What number is three less than twice n?

(A) -5

(B) -2

(C) -1

(D) 3

(E) 5


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Re: 5 times n is three less than twice n. What number is three [#permalink] New post 05 Nov 2017, 06:41
Words can be rewritten in formula as \(5n = 2n-3\) from which we get n = -1. Since, we want the value of "three less than twice n", we substitute n = -1 on the right-hand side to get -5.

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