# 30 subtracted from four times a number is 3 more than the number. What is the number?

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#### Explanation:

Let's break this down one expression at a time. First, the word "is" means "equal to" or "=". Therefore:

"30 subtracted from four times a number" = "3 more than the number"

Next, let's name the variable or "a number" or "the number". Let's call "the number"

"30 subtracted from four times

Then the right side of the equation can be completed. "3 more than" means to "add 3" giving:

"30 subtracted from four times

Next, "four times" means to "multiply" or "times" by "4" giving:

"30 subtracted from"

Now, "30 subtracted from" this result means we need to subtract "30" from the expression giving:

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