# How do you write the inequality and solve given "twice a number increased by 3 is less than the number decreased by 4"?

##### 2 Answers

#### Answer:

See a solution process below:

#### Explanation:

To write the inequality we will start by defining "a number" as

Then, "twice a number" can be written as

"increased by 3" becomes:

"is less than" turns it into"

"the number decreased by 4" is:

Putting this together gives the inequality:

To solve, first subtract

#### Answer:

Any number less than

#### Explanation:

Let the number be

Write the left side as maths first:

Now do the same for the right side..

We have the inequality, now solve it: