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# A number is 7 more than one-third of itself. Express the given statement as an equation

**Solution:**

Let the number be x

Then One-third of the number be x/3

A/Q

x = 7 + x/3

Thus, x = 7 + x/3 is the required equation.

**✦ Try This:** A number is 5 more than one-fifth of itself.

Let the number be x

Then one-fifth of the number be x/5

A/Q

x = 5 + x/5

Thus, x = 5 + x/5 is the required equation.

**☛ Also Check: **NCERT Solutions for Class 7 Maths Chapter 4

**NCERT Exemplar Class 7 Maths Chapter 4 Problem 59**

## A number is 7 more than one-third of itself. Express the given statement as an equation

**Summary:**

Thus, if a number is 7 more than one-third of itself then it can be expressed in an equation as x = 7 + x/3.

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