# When 2 times a number is subtracted from 7 times a number the result is 5. What is the number?

Mar 16, 2018

The number is $1$.

#### Explanation:

Assume the number to be $x$. So according to the question

$2 \times$ a number is subtracted from $7$ and the result is $5$.

The equation will be:

$7 - 2 x = 5$

Now we have to solve for $x$:

$\implies 7 - 2 x = 5$

$\implies 2 x = 7 - 5$

$\implies 2 x = 2$

$\implies x = 1$