# A number decreased by 30 is the same as 14 minus 3 times the number. What is the number?

Sep 4, 2017

The answer is $11$.

#### Explanation:

First off, we're going to have to plot out the question -

$x - 30 = 14 - 3 x$

First, what I want to do is to get all the numbers to one side, and all the unknown variables to the other, so what I'm going to do is add $30$ to each side of the equal mark, I also want to add $3 x$ to both sides, now what I have is

$4 x = 44$

After that, we divide $x$ by $4$ to get $1 x$, and we do that to $44$ too, so we get.

$x = 11$