# Find the number or numbers such that the square of five less than the number is 24?

Dec 5, 2017

$49$

#### Explanation:

Let's denote the number by $x$.

Now, "the square of five less than the number is $24$".

This can be algebraically expressed as:

$R i g h t a r r o w x - {5}^{2} = 24$

or

$R i g h t a r r o w x - 25 = 24$

Let's add $25$ to both sides to solve for $x$:

$R i g h t a r r o w x - 25 + 25 = 24 + 25$

$\therefore x = 49$

Therefore, the number is $49$.