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Question:

Which of the following scenarios can be represented by the equation 14+x=52?

A Marcus earns $52 mowing yards. How much money does he save if he buys his brother a birthday present that costs $14 and saves the rest?
Explaination

Let x represent the amount of money saved, $52 the amount earned mowing yards, and $14 the amount spent on a birthday present. Then $52 – $14 = x. This can be rearranged as 14+x=52. Therefore, this choice is correct.