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In a city, the distance between the library and th...

In a city, the distance between the library and the police station is \( 3 \) miles less than twice the distance between the police station and the fire station. The distance between the library and the police station is \( 5 \) miles. How far apart are the police station and the fire station? 

\(\circ \)\( 1 \) mile 

\(\circ \)\( 3 \) miles 

\(\circ \)\( 4 \) miles 

\(\circ \)\( 6 \) miles 

Answer

distance between police station and library = 5

5=2x-3

2x=8

x=4

distance between police station and fire station = 4 miles

 

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