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# The difference between a number and fifteen is seven. Find the number. # The difference between a number and fifteen is seven. Find the number.

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Algebra foundations asked 2021-03-09
The difference between a number and fifteen is seven. Find the number.

## Answers (1) 2021-03-10

Let x be the number so that the equation is:
$$x−15=7$$
Solve for x. Add 15 to both sides:
$$x−15+15=7+15$$
$$x=22$$
So, the number is 22.

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