Question

The height of a desk is 11 inches shorter than the height of a chair. The height of the chair is 41 inches.
Write an equation to find the height of the desk.

What is the height of the desk?

equation: y=41-11
answer: the desk is 30 inches.
Step-by-step explanation:
So if the desk is 11 inches SHORTER than the chair, and the height of the chair is 41 inches, all you need to do is subtract 11 from 41, which will give you a total of 30 inches.
Hope this helps!

2. The required equation to find the height of the chair x is x + 11 = 41.
The height of the desk is 30 inches.

### What is a linear equation?

A linear equation is a relation between two expressions used to determine the value of an unknown variable.

### How do we solve the given question?

Let the height of the desk be x inches.
We are said that the height of the desk is 11 inches shorter than the height of the chair.
Height of the chair = 11 inches + the height of the desk
or, Height of the chair = 11 + x.
We are said that the height of the chair is 41 inches.
We now equate the computed height and the given height of the chair to get the required equation,
x + 11 = 41.
∴ The required equation to find the height of the chair x is,
x + 11 = 41.
To find the height of the desk, we subtract 11 from both sides of the equation, to get:
x + 11 – 11 = 41 -11
or, x = 30
∴ The height of the desk is 30 inches.