# How do you write six less than seven times a number is equal to -20 as an equation? What is the number?

Apr 27, 2018

$7 x - 6 = - 20$
$x = - 2$

#### Explanation:

Let the number be x.
7 times a number is 7x.
6 less than that number will be 7x-6.
It is given that this number (7x-6) is equal to -20.
Solving for x ,
7x=-14
x=$- \frac{14}{7}$
x=$- 2$