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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.


5 − 2x

5 − 2x = −1

x = 3