# What is Six added to 3 times a number is equal to 4 less than 5 times the number?

Nov 11, 2016

The number is 5.

#### Explanation:

Let "the number" $= n$

$6 + 3 n = 5 n - 4$

$6 + 3 n - 5 n = - 4$

$6 - 2 n = - 4$

$- 2 n = - 10$

$n = 5$

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