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Name: Jess Who is asking: Student Level of the question: Secondary Question: Hi im a 12th grade home school student and my question is how do I solve this word problem "One eighth of the square root of 7 less than a number is 2. What is the number?" |
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Hi Jess, One eighth of the square root of some number is 2, what is this number? To say this in different terms
16 Thus,
But this is not the number you want. Can you now see what number you want? Make sure you check your answer. You can use algebra to solve this problem. Let x be the number you want then the statement
becomes
Solve for x. Penny |