# Aiden wrote a riddle: Five less than 1/5 times a number is the same as the sum of the number and 1/3. How do you find the number?

##### 1 Answer

Dec 11, 2016

The number is

#### Explanation:

Let the number be

Multiply both sides by

Subtract

Subtract

Divide both sides by

Exchange sides (not necessary, but most people like it better this way)