Create a word problem based on the following equation and solve. 5x – 7 = 18
"Tom has 5 boxes with equal number of caramels in each box. If he eats 7 caramels he will have a total of 18 caramels left. How many caramels were in each box?"
Let 'x' represent the number of caramels per box. The equation that describes the problem is:
5x - 7 = 18
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x = 5 caramels
There were 5 caramels in each box.
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