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# One-fifth of a number is 5 less than that number. Express the given statement as an equation

**Solution:**

Let the number be x

Then One-fifth of the number be x/5

A/Q

x/5 = x - 5

Thus, if one-fifth of a number is 5 less than that number then it can be expressed in an equation as x/5 = x - 5.

**✦ Try This:** One-third of a number is 9 less than that number.

Let the number be x

Then one-third of the number be x/3

A/Q

x/3 = x - 9

Thus, x/3 = x - 9 is the required equation.

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

**NCERT Exemplar Class 7 Maths Chapter 4 Problem 58**

## One-fifth of a number is 5 less than that number. Express the given statement as an equation

**Summary:**

If one-fifth of a number is 5 less than that number then it can be expressed in an equation as x/5 = x - 5.

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