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


Solution

Let the required number = x

The number decreased by 30 = x-30

14 decreased by 3 times the number = 14-3x

According to the statement :

         x30=143x    x+3x=14+30    4x=44    x=444    x=11 Required number=11

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