# SOLUTION: what is: twenty less than a number is more than twice the same number?

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Linear Equations And Systems Word Problems Question 262633: what is: twenty less than a number is more than twice the same number?Answer by unlockmath(1614)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!Hello, Let's have "x" represent a number. The key to these type of problems is understanding the words in the problem. x-20 will be on one side and 2x will be on the other side to look like this: x-20>2x Now Subtract x from both sides to give us: -20>x There we go. x<-20 Try a number like -25 to see if it works in the equation. RJ Check out a new book I wrote: www.math-unlock.com