# Answer to Question #30844 in Algebra for ryan

Question #30844

If 3 is subtracted from three times a certain number, the result is 15. Find the number.

Expert's answer

Let's this certain number is x. Then we can write the following equation:

3x-3=15 and solve it for x

3x=18

x=6

3x-3=15 and solve it for x

3x=18

x=6

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