# The difference of 9 times a number and 2 is 67, how do you find the number?

Dec 20, 2015

$x = \frac{23}{3}$

#### Explanation:

Knowing that a difference is the minus sign, we can write the problem the following way:
$9 x - 2 = 67$

The rest of the problem is simple algebra to isolate x:
$9 x = 69$

$x = \frac{69}{9}$
Simplify the fraction by dividing both numbers by 3:

$x = \frac{23}{3}$