6 subtracted from 6 times a number is 48. What is the number?

1 Answer
Mar 5, 2018

Answer:

#x = 9#

Explanation:

You could write this expression algebraically as:

#6x -6= 48#

Now we can find #x#.

#6x color(red)(cancel(color(black)(-6) +6))= 48color(red)(+6)#

#color(red)((cancel(6)color(black)(x))/cancel(6))= 54/color(red)(6)#

#x = 9#

We can prove this by substituting the pronumeral #x# for #9# in the equation.

#6 xx 9 -6= 48#

#54 -6= 48#