# What is the number expressed by forty-eight decreased by a number is the same as the difference of four times the number and seven?

##### 1 Answer

Jul 1, 2018

#### Explanation:

To turn this into an equation, here are some tips:

- "Decreased by" means subtraction
- "Is" means equals
- "Difference" means a subtraction of two things
- Give things you don't know a variable. Since they are talking about a "number", I will use the variable
#n#

Now solve the problem by isolating

The number is