# One-third of a number x is equal to 22 less than a number. Write and solve an equation to find the number.

Ishwar S.
answered • 09/17/18

University Professor - General and Organic Chemistry

Hello Joci

1/3x = x - 22

multiply both sides by 3 to get rid off the 3 in the denominator on the left side of the equation.

3(1/3x) = 3(x - 22)

x = 3x - 66

3x - x = 66

2x = 66

x = 66/2 = 33

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