PREDICT:

I predict that this problem will be about using the 4 operations.

READ:

I think of a number add 15 and then divide by 4. If the result is 5, what was the original number?

CLARIFY:

I had nothing to clarify in this question.

MY TOOL:

The tool I used to work this problem out was ‘Work Backwards’.

THE BIG QUESTION:

I think of a number add 15 and then divide by 4. If the result is 5, what was the original number?

SUMMARY:

All I had to do with this problem was work backwards by using the inverse operations. See, I multiplied 5 by 4 and then subtracted 15 to get 5. And (5+15) = 5

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MY ANSWER:

My answer was 5.

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