# . Two times a number plus 6 is three less than one fifth of the number. What is the number?

##### 1 Answer

Jun 16, 2018

#### Explanation:

Let the unknown number be

**From statement..**

The word **times** is represented by multiplication..

The word **plus** is represented by addition..

The word **is** is represented by equal to..

The word **less than** is represented by subtraction..

The word **of** can be represented by multiplication..

Now solving the statement;

Multiply through by their LCM, which is

Collecting like terms;