SOLUTION: If 1 less than a number is divided by 5 less than twice the number, the result is 21/39. What is the number?

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 Click here to see ALL problems on expressions Question 253771: If 1 less than a number is divided by 5 less than twice the number, the result is 21/39. What is the number?Answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15746)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!If 1 less than a number is divided by 5 less than twice the number, the result is 21/39. What is the number? : Let x = "a number" : Write an equation for what it says: = cross multiply, solve for x 39(x-1) = 21(2x-5) : 39x - 39 = 42x - 105 : -39 + 105 = 42x - 39x : 66 = 3x x = x = 22 : : See if that works in the original statement: =