# Eight less than 7 times a number is -29. What is the number?

Aug 13, 2018

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#### Explanation:

Let x be the number.

$7 x - 8 = - 29$

$7 x = - 29 + 8 = - 21$

$x = \frac{- 21}{7} = - 3$