# Twelve less than 4 times a number is 20. What is the number?

Mar 3, 2018

The number is $8$.

#### Explanation:

Let the number be $x$.

$4 x - 12 = 20 \text{ }$ ($12$ less than $4$ times a number is $20$)

$4 x = 20 + 12$

$4 x = 32$

$x = 8$