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# You take $$5$$ less than thrice a number and add $$7$$. The result is $$14$$. The number is

A
5
B
4
C
6
D
2

Solution

## The correct option is D $$4$$Let the number be $$x$$. Then according to the given condition, $$(3x-5)+7=14$$$$\Rightarrow 3x+2=14$$$$\Rightarrow \displaystyle 3x=12$$$$\Rightarrow x=\dfrac{12}{3}$$$$\Rightarrow x=4$$Hence, the required number is $$4$$.Mathematics

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