# If i add four times a number, the result is five less than five times the number . What is my number ?

Dec 6, 2016

The number is $5$.

#### Explanation:

If I understand the wording of the problem correctly, you mean that four times a number is five less than five times the number.

So, if we consider the number as $x$, the equation will be:

$4 x = 5 x - 5$

Subtract $5 x$ from both sides.

$- x = - 5$

Change the signs equally on both sides.

$x = 5$