# If a number is subtracted from twice its reciprocal, the result is -23/5. What is the number?

##### 1 Answer

Jun 19, 2016

The number is either 5 or

#### Explanation:

Let x be the number.

We are told that the number subtracted from twice its reciprocal is equal to

Hence:

Multiply through by x and cross multiply

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Factorise

Hence x = either 5 or