**If 7 less than 4 times a number is 2 more than 3 times that number, what is the number?**

**Knowsys Method**

**Read the problem carefully. **This is a grid in question. Instead of bubbling in a letter, you will bubble in your answer. You should always guess on grid in questions because, unlike multiple choice questions, grid in questions do not have a wrong answer penalty.

**Identify the bottom line. ** the value of the number = ?

**Assess your options. **You could start guessing and trying, but the more effective method will be to use a method. In this type of problem, it is most straightforward to translate the statement from English to math and then solve.

**Attack the problem.**

The statement translates to: 4x – 7 = 3x + 2

The bottom line is: what is x?

When we solve for x we get x = 9.

**Loop back. **Verify that you solved for the bottom line.

The correct answer is **9**. Grid it in.

**Level = Medium **

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