Translate this statement into an equation:  M has five times as many quarters as s.

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pohnpei397 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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In this equation, you have two variables.  One stands for the number of quarters that M has and one stands for the number of quarters that S has.  You can name these variables whatever you like, but we might as well call them M and S.  So those stand for the number of quarters each has.

We know that M has 5 times as many as S.  So we write the following equation:

M = 5S (Remember that 5S means 5 times S)

This makes sense because what this equation says is that the number of quarters M has (M) is equal to 5 times the number that S has (5S).

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hala718 | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

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M had five times as many quarters as S.

Let S has x quarters:

Then S = x quarters

Let M has y quarters.

==> M = y quarters.

But M has 5 times the quarters.

Then,

M = 5*S

OR:

y = 5*x

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taangerine | Student, Grade 12 | (Level 1) Valedictorian

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'has' means equal. 

Therefore, you get ... 

5s=M

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Wiggin42 | Student, Undergraduate | (Level 2) Valedictorian

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M has five times as many quarters as s. 

We have two variables here: M for the first person and s for the second person. 

The phrase "five times as many as s" denotes multiplication --->  5s 

M has this much so we can set M equal to this value: 

M = 5s 

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neela | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Valedictorian

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M has 5 times as many quarters as S.

To convert thi above  statement into an equation  we proceed as follows:

First we pressume  M have  x quarters and S have y quarters.

By the information that M has 5 times as many quarters as S has, we get a relation between x and y:

x = 5y .

Here x and y are two variables.

The equation is also called the linear equation, as the varibles are in degree 1.

The other equivalent relations (or equation) are:

x-y = 0 , or y-x = 0 , or  0 = x-y.

To solve  x and y we need two indepedent equations.

 

 

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