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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