# arbitrary variable

### The sum of six times a number and 1 is equal to five times the number. Find the number.

The sum of six times a number and 1 is equal to five times the number. Find the number. The phrase a number means an arbitrary variable, let's...
Thread by: math_celebrity, Feb 3, 2023, 0 replies, in forum: Calculator Requests

### 1/3 of the sum of a number and 2 plus 5 is -20

1/3 of the sum of a number and 2 plus 5 is -20 The phrase a number means an arbitrary variable, let's call it x. x the sum of a number and 2: x...
Thread by: math_celebrity, Jan 28, 2022, 0 replies, in forum: Calculator Requests

### twice a number subtracted from the square root of the same number

twice a number subtracted from the square root of the same number The phrase a number means an arbitrary variable, let's call it x: x Twice a...
Thread by: math_celebrity, Jan 18, 2022, 0 replies, in forum: Calculator Requests

### The difference between a number and 9 is 27. Find that number

The difference between a number and 9 is 27. Find that number The phrase a number means an arbitrary variable, let's call it x: x The difference...
Thread by: math_celebrity, Jan 8, 2022, 0 replies, in forum: Calculator Requests

### 7 times a number and 2 is equal to 4 times a number decreased by 8

7 times a number and 2 is equal to 4 times a number decreased by 8 The phrase a number means an arbitrary variable, let's call it x. x 7 times a...
Thread by: math_celebrity, Dec 2, 2021, 0 replies, in forum: Calculator Requests

### product of a number and its reciprocal is increased by 7

product of a number and its reciprocal is increased by 7 The phrase a number means an arbitrary variable, let's call it x: x Its reciprocal...
Thread by: math_celebrity, Dec 1, 2021, 0 replies, in forum: Calculator Requests

### a number increased by 8 and then tripled

a number increased by 8 and then tripled The phrase a number means an arbitrary variable, let's call it x: x Increased by 8 means we add 8 to x:...
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### a number added to the product of y and x

a number added to the product of y and x Since we're already using the variables x and y, we choose another arbitrary variable for the phrase a...
Thread by: math_celebrity, Nov 1, 2021, 0 replies, in forum: Calculator Requests

### When 4 times a number is increased by 40, the answer is the same as when 100 is decreased by the num

When 4 times a number is increased by 40, the answer is the same as when 100 is decreased by the number The phrase a number means an arbitrary...
Thread by: math_celebrity, Oct 31, 2021, 0 replies, in forum: Calculator Requests

### 5 times the sum of 3 times a number and -5

5 times the sum of 3 times a number and -5 The phrase a number means an arbitrary variable, let's call it x: x 3 times a number means we...
Thread by: math_celebrity, Oct 28, 2021, 0 replies, in forum: Calculator Requests

### The difference of 25 and a number added to triple another number

The difference of 25 and a number added to triple another number The phrase a number means an arbitrary variable, let's call it x: x The...
Thread by: math_celebrity, Oct 27, 2021, 0 replies, in forum: Calculator Requests

### twice the square root of a number increased by 5 is 23

twice the square root of a number increased by 5 is 23 The phrase a number means an arbitrary variable, let's call it x: x The square root of a...
Thread by: math_celebrity, Oct 26, 2021, 0 replies, in forum: Calculator Requests

### the sum of 3 numbers divided by its product

the sum of 3 numbers divided by its product The phrase 3 numbers means we choose 3 arbitrary variables. Let's call them x, y, z. The sum of of...
Thread by: math_celebrity, Oct 21, 2021, 0 replies, in forum: Calculator Requests