# What is the number if the sum of twice a number and 14 less than the number is the same as the difference between -26 and the number?

What is the number if the sum of twice a number and 14 less than the number is the same as the difference between -26 and the number?
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I do not know if I had interpreted correctly your statement, so, take my answer as dubious.
2x+(x−14)=−26−x
Solving for x you get:
4x=−12
x=−3
I am not sure about the bracket (x−14)...