# 7 Times a number equals 3 less than 5 times that number. What is the number?

##### 1 Answer

Jan 11, 2017

The number is

#### Explanation:

First, let's define the number we are looking for as

In mathematical terms "7 times as number" can be written as:

In mathematical terms "3 less than 5 times that number" can be written as:

If these two expressions are equal we can write:

We can now solve for