math_celebrity Administrator Staff member Nov 17, 2021 #1 9 times x is twice the sum of x and 5 9 times x: 9x the sum of x and 5 x + 5 twice the sum of x and 5 2(x + 5) The phrase is means equal to, so we set 9x equal to 2(x + 5) 9x = 2(x + 5)

9 times x is twice the sum of x and 5 9 times x: 9x the sum of x and 5 x + 5 twice the sum of x and 5 2(x + 5) The phrase is means equal to, so we set 9x equal to 2(x + 5) 9x = 2(x + 5)