The inequality 16 < 3 x - 2 could represent which of the following problems? Three times a number minus two is at most 16. Three times a number minus two is at least 16. Three times a number minus two is more than 16. Three times a number minus two is less than 16.
Explanation: < represents greater than
6 parentheses to represent multiplying,and unknown number inside you would use a variable, and then subtract 2 and use the slash sign ( / ) to represent the fraction bar and write 8 next to it
first number is 5
second number is 7
let x and y represent the first and second number
5x - 2y = 11 equation 1
3x - 2y = 11 equation 2
so by elimination, equation 1 minus equation 2
5x - 3x - 2y - 2y = 11 - 1
2x = 10
x = 5
therefore the first number is 5
put x = 5 into equation 1
5x - 2y = 11
5(5) - 2y = 11
25 - 2y = 11
-2y = 11 - 25
-2y = - 14
y = 7
therefore the second number is 7
hope it helps .
The answer to your question is letter C
i would have to say it is c.