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Question: math problem 5x-y for x=12 and y=14 do you mulitilpy 5x12 and than -the answer from 14 which gives you 46? is this right

Hi Candace,

5x means 5 times x so if x is 12 then 5x = 5 12 = 60. Then you subtract y, but here y is 14 so

5x - y = 5 12 - 14 = 60 - 14 - 46,

jast as you concluded.

Penny

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