# The sum of ﬁve times a number and 4 is equal to four times the sum of a number and 2. What is the number?

##### 1 Answer

Nov 5, 2015

#### Explanation:

This is a word expression for an algebraic one, so you first have to change between the two

"five time a number and 4":

"four times the sum of a number and 2":

So your algebraic equation is:

Next you need to solve it using algebra:

Distribute the 4

Then subtract 4 from both sides

Next subtract 4x from both sides

Leaving your final answer