Solving Problems Involving Proportions

Write and Solve Equations

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Write and Solve Equations

The product of 23 and a number is 14.

  • Choose a variable to represent what you want to find out.
  • Write an equation that you can use to solve the problem.
  • Solve the equation.
  • Think about your answer. Does it make sense? Explain.


  • Choose a variable such as n to represent the number.
  • What equation can you write?
  • Think about whether your answer should be greater than or less than 14.