# 6 subtracted from 6 times a number is 48. What is the number?

Mar 5, 2018

$x = 9$

#### Explanation:

You could write this expression algebraically as:

$6 x - 6 = 48$

Now we can find $x$.

$6 x \textcolor{red}{\cancel{\textcolor{b l a c k}{- 6} + 6}} = 48 \textcolor{red}{+ 6}$

$\textcolor{red}{\frac{\cancel{6} \textcolor{b l a c k}{x}}{\cancel{6}}} = \frac{54}{\textcolor{red}{6}}$

$x = 9$

We can prove this by substituting the pronumeral $x$ for $9$ in the equation.

$6 \times 9 - 6 = 48$

$54 - 6 = 48$