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two times a number plus one equals four times the same number minus five. what is the number

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Let 'x' represent the number.

So, 2 times x plus 1 equals 4 times x minus 5:

2x + 1 = 4x - 5

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x = 3

Indeed,

2*3 + 1 = 7

4*3 - 5 = 7

The number is 3.

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