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4-33.

I am thinking of a number. When I double my number and then subtract the result from five, I get negative one. What is my number? Write and solve an equation. Homework Help ✎

Assign the number a variable.

Ex. The number = *x*

Put the words into equation format.

When I double my number

Then subtract the result from five

I get negative one

Solve for *x*.

2*x*

5 − 2*x*

5 − 2*x* = −1

*x* = 3