# The sum of 4 times a number and -6 is 14. What is the number?

Dec 8, 2017

$5$

#### Explanation:

Let the number be $z$. Therefore

$4 \left(z\right) + \left(- 6\right) = 14$

$4 z - 6 = 14$

$4 z = 14 + 6$

$4 z = 20$

$z = 5$