Let x be the number we wish to find.
Add 22 to triple the number (i.e. 3x), and get the result which is a fourth of the number (i.e. x/4). Writing this out in mathematical form
3x + 22 = x/4
Multiply the equation by 4 on both sides to eliminate the denominator.
12x + 88 = x
Solve this to get x = -8