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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