A number decreased by 30 is the same as 14 decreased by 3 times the number. Find the number. Explain!

The answer is 11.

x - 30 = 14 - 3x

4x = 44

x = 11

A number (x) decreased by 30 (x - 30) is the same as (=) 14 decreased by 3 times the number (14 - 3x).

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