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Translate this equation the difference between 12 and ten times a number is a number is -28

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The equation means that -28 is the number that you get when you subtract 12 from unknown number which has already being multiplied by 10. Therefore, we need to take this unknown number to be x so that our equation can be 12-10(x) = -28. We are multiplying x by 10 because we are told that 12 is subtracted from the unknown number 10 times. The answer then becomes 4 as 12-10x=-28 becomes -10x=-28-12 to get -10x=-40. Divide -10x on both sides so as to get x as 4.

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Write it as an equation. The word "difference" indicates that you will subtract. The phrase "a number" means you will have an unknown. Let's call it n. 12 - 10n = -28. Add 10n and 28 to both sides to simplify your equation to 10n =40. Divide both sides by 10 to solve. n = 4.

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Just write it out as a equation
So here it would be:
-28 - 10x = -28
+28. +28
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-10x = 0
/10. /10
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x = 0

So, what I did was: First added both sides by 28 which cancels both -28s. So, 10x = 0. Then, you divide 10 to both sides, which comes to the conclusion of: x = 0

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Let n = the number
12 - 10n = -28
-12. -12
- 10n = -40
/-10. /-10