Thursday, 12 February 2015

Algebra: Which is Larger? (II)



Which is larger in magnitude?
5 + n or  5n

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  1. It depends on what the number n is. If the number n = 1, then 5 + n = 6 and 5 x n = 5, which shows that 5 + n is bigger than 5 x n. However, if the number n = 2, then 5 + n = 7 and 5 x n = 10, which shows that 5 x n is bigger than 5 + n.

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