math_celebrity Administrator Staff member Jan 20, 2024 #1 Twice x means we multiply x by 2: 2x five less than twice x 2x - 5 Three x 3x The word is means equal to. Set 2x - 5 equal to 3x for our algebraic expression: 2x - 5 = 3x If the problem asks you to solve for x, subtract 2x from each side x = -5

Twice x means we multiply x by 2: 2x five less than twice x 2x - 5 Three x 3x The word is means equal to. Set 2x - 5 equal to 3x for our algebraic expression: 2x - 5 = 3x If the problem asks you to solve for x, subtract 2x from each side x = -5