The word problem: If the product of a number and -5 is reduced by 2, the result is 26 less than twice the opposite of the number. What is the number?(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

I wrote it out like this:

n x (-5) - 2 = 2(-n) - 26

I'm really at a loss here. Normally when there's a variable, my teacher says to get the variable alone, but when there's two that share a number, I don't know what to do besides pick random numbers and see what happens :P

Thanks in advance,

Cyril

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# Homework Help: Help with a word problem

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