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11 less then 11 times a certain number is 36. What is the number?

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1) The first step is to write the given information in the form of an equation. Let X stand for the "certain number" in the problem.

11X-11=36

2) Add 11 to both sides of the equation to get:
11X=47

3) Divide both sides by 11 to get:
X = 4.27 (rounded to two decimal places)

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Kenny, some how you got 362 in the instead of 36. ???????
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25?

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Thats how the question is asked in my textbook
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I believe you would take 11x-11=36 and get x to equal 4.27 with three sig figs
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Ah i see
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4.27

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Let n = the certain number
11n -11 = 36
+11. +11
11n = 46
/11. = /11
n = 46/11 or 4 & 2/11. ANSWER
4.18 approximately

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I noticed a math error. The equation in line 4 should read:
11n = 47
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Oh dear, you are right. Why do I assume it's the other person's mistake when my answer is different from theirs? Thanks. claire7752
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"Why do I assume it's the other person's mistake when my answer is different from theirs?"

I do the same thing. I think we all do. :)
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