When 55 is added to a certain number, and the sum is divided by 3, the result is 4 times the original
number. What is the original number?
x = the number
x + 55  = 4x {55 is added to a number, the sum is divided by 3, the result is 4 times the number} 3 x + 55 = 12x {multiplied each side by 3} 55 = 11x {subtracted x from each side} x = 5 {divided each side by 11} Ask the House
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