# The product of seven and a number, reduced by 2 equals triple the same number, raised by 4. How do you find the number?

##### 1 Answer

Jan 12, 2017

Is this question correct? should it read "raised by 2"?

#### Explanation:

Taken literally, what you have written can be interpreted in two ways.

First interpretation:

Second interpretation:

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Assumption: the question means

Using iteration method:

Write as

Set the seed value for

So one of the solutions is 0.28869 to 5 decimal places.

I can not find the seed value that returns 1.21 as a solution

Note that in this format