# Nineteen is 5 less than twice a number. What is the number?

Dec 10, 2016

The number is $12$.

#### Explanation:

If we consider the number as $x$, we can write the equation:

$2 x - 5 = 19$

Add $5$ to each side.

$2 x = 24$

Divide both sides by $2$.

$x = 12$.