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# The number −6 is 2 more than an unknown number. Find the unknown number.

Question:

A
-8

Explaination

Translate the words into an equation. Let x represent the unknown number.

-6 is 2 more than an unknown number

-6 = 2 + x

To isolate x, subtract 2 from both sides.

- 6 - 2 = x

Simplify both sides.

-8 = x

The unknown number is -8.

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