# SOLUTION: Liam thinks of a number. He multiplies the number by 5 and then subtracts 60 from the result . His answer equals the number he started with . What was the number Liam started wi

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 Question 581770: Liam thinks of a number. He multiplies the number by 5 and then subtracts 60 from the result . His answer equals the number he started with . What was the number Liam started with ?Answer by nerdybill(6958)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!Liam thinks of a number. He multiplies the number by 5 and then subtracts 60 from the result . His answer equals the number he started with . . Let x = number Liam started with then 5x-60 = x 5x = x+60 4x = 60 x = 60/4 x = 15 . What was the number Liam started with ? 15