Six less than three times a number is four more than twice the number. Find the number.

A.) 44

B.) 2

C.) 1

D.) 10

A.) 44

B.) 2

C.) 1

D.) 10

**x = the number**

**Put the words into numbers and variables:**

**"six less than three times a number" → 3x - 6**

**"is" → =**

**"four more than twice the number" → 2x + 4**

3x - 6 = 2x + 4 {created the equation by putting the words into numbers and variables}

x = 10 {added 6 and subtracted 2x from each side}

**Check by putting 10 back in for the number in the words:**"six less than three times 10" →

**24**

is →

**=**

four more than twice 10 →

**24**

**24 = 24**

**D.) 10**

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