# Answer to Question #17145 in Algebra for Jessica Shah

Question #17145

Seven diminished by 1/4 of a number is 15. Find the number.

Expert's answer

Let's denote required number as x. So:

7-1/4x=15

1/4x=7-15=-8

x=-32

7-1/4x=15

1/4x=7-15=-8

x=-32

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