# Twice the sum of a number and 5 is 2. What is the number?

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Mar 11, 2018

The number is -4

#### Explanation:

Let the number be equal to x

Mar 11, 2018

#### Explanation:

We can find out the number by forming an equation and solving it algebraically

Distribute

Simplify by subtracting

Divide both sides by

The previously unknown number is

We can double-check this by doing the process the number goes through given in the question: