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A number increased by 5.255 less than twice itself is 415.33. Find the number.

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Let the number be A. Then:
A + 2A – 5.255 =415.33
3A – 5.255 = 415.33
3A = 415.33 + 5.255
3A = 420.585
A = 420.585 / 3
A = 140.195
The number is 140.195. Replace all A's in equation (1) to see if I'm right. And, I am.

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2x - 5.255 = 415.33
x = ?

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Let n = the number
2n - (n + 2.255) = 415.33
n - 2.255 = 415.33
+ 2.255. +2.255
n = 417.585. ANSWER 1. OR
The problem could be interpreted
n + (2n - 5.255) = 415.33
3n - 5.255 = 415.33
+5.255. + 5.255
3n = 420.585
/3. /3
n = 140.195. ANSWER 2

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