# what is the number if 16 less than a number is equal to - 19

what is the number if 16 less than a number is equal to - 19
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Matteo Estes
"16 less than a number equals −19" means that if we subtract 16 from the number, it equals −19.
Let's say that the number is x, so
x−16=−19
x=−19+16
x=−3