by Abdullah Kamran Soomro
PROBLEMJane spent $42 for shoes. This was $14 less than twice what she spent for a blouse. How much was the blouse?SOLUTIONLet "x" be how much she spent for the blouse. The problem states that "This" -- that is, $42, was $14 less than two times x.Here is the equation:2x − 14 = 42. 2x = 42 + 14 = 56. x = 56/2 = 28.The blouse cost $28.
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