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?
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
Now solve the problem by isolating
The number is