Twenty-four minus 5 times a number is fifteen. Question Twenty-four minus 5 times a number is fifteen. in progress 0 Math Mary 2 weeks 2021-10-03T20:10:12+00:00 2021-10-03T20:10:12+00:00 2 Answers 0

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Answer: 1 4/5 or 1.8

Step-by-step explanation:

Let y be the missing number

Step 1: From the question, write out an equation

24 – 5 × y= 15

24- 5y = 15

Make y the subject of formula

-5y= 15 – 24

-5y = -9

Divide both sides by -5

y = -9/-5

= 1 4/5 or 1.8.

Check;

Slot in the value of y into the generated equation

24- 5(1.8)= 15

24-9= 15

15 = 15

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Answer:Step-by-step explanation:Let the number be x

5 times a number = 5x

24 – 5x = 15

-5x = 15-24

-5x = -9

x= -9/-5

x = 9/5

or x = 1.8