math
posted by miah on .
When you subtract 2 from a number, double the difference, and then add 7, you get 57. What is the number?

n = the number
n  2 = subtract 2 from the number
2(n  2) = double the difference
2(n  2) + 7 = then add 7
2(n  2) + 7 = 57
2n  4 + 7 = 57
2n + 3 = 57
2n = 54
n = 27
The number is 27