Pears

There were pears in the basket, I took two-fifths of them, and left six in the basket. How many pears did I take?

Correct result:

x =  4

Solution:


h - x = 6
x = 2/5h

h - x = 6
x = 2/5•h

h-x = 6
2h-5x = 0

h = 10
x = 4

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