>>11511830teacher: solve 2x + 5 = 5x + 2

american: ok so we use a graphing calculator to plot y = 2x +5 and y = 5x +2 and we see where they cross

english: ok so we subtract 2x from both sides leaving 5 = 3x + 2, minus two from both sides, 3x = 3, devide both sides by 3 and we get x = 1

indian: 2x + 5 = 5x + 2, hmm so two of this magic number has to be 5 greater to equal to 5 of this magic number plus 2, now two of what it has to be greater than to equal the other side produces the plus two on the other side. now 3 of this number being added produces 3x, this means that 3 multiplied by the magic number must be equal to 3, the magic number has to be a third of 3 as we are asking what 3 equal numbers would be to sun to 3