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5 less than twice a positive integer is 83. What is the integer?

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Question:

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44

explanation

Let's denote the positive integer as "x". According to the given information, "5 less than twice a positive integer is 83." This can be expressed as an equation:

2x - 5 = 83

To find the value of "x," we can solve this equation.

Adding 5 to both sides of the equation:

2x - 5 + 5 = 83 + 5

Simplifying:

2x = 88

Dividing both sides of the equation by 2:

2x / 2 = 88 / 2

Simplifying:

x = 44

Therefore, the positive integer is 44.

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