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4-47.

Write an equation for this situation. You do not need to solve it.

Ryan is thinking of a number. When he multiplies this number by $6$ and then subtracts $15$ from it, he ends up with his original number. What number is Ryan thinking of?

Let $x$ represent the number Ryan is thinking of.

Convert the sentence into an equation.

$6x - 15 = x$