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3-68.

While David was solving the equation $100x+300=500$, he wondered if he could first change the equation to $x+3=5$. What do you think?

1. Solve both equations and verify that they have the same solution.

Yes, $x=2$ in both equations.

2. What could you do to the equation $100x+300=500$ to change it into $x+3=5$?

By what number can you divide the equation?