# SOLUTION: Please help! When the ratio of a number and 4 is decreased by 2 the result is 6. Find the number. I would appreciate any help you can give me. makennedy01

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 Question 80989: Please help! When the ratio of a number and 4 is decreased by 2 the result is 6. Find the number. I would appreciate any help you can give me. makennedy01 Answer by stanbon(57967)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!When the ratio of a number and 4 is decreased by 2 the result is 6. Find the number. ----------- Let the "number" be x. EQUATION: (x/4)-2 = 6 x/4 = 8 x=32 --------------- Cheers, Stan H.