# Four times the quantity 5 less than x is 30. What is the value of x?

Nov 24, 2017

$- \frac{10}{4}$

#### Explanation:

I’m assuming you meant to type “the four times the quantity OF 5 less than x is 30”

The equation would look something like this: $4 \left(5 - x\right) = 30$

You would have to distribute and then isolate to find x, so:

$20 - 4 x = 30$

$- 4 x = 10$

$x = - \frac{10}{4}$