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# One fourth of a number is 20 less than the number itself. Form an equation.

**Solution:**

Let the number be x

Then one fourth of the number be x/4

This is expressed in the form of linear equation as x/4 = x – 20

Thus, one fourth of a number is 20 less than the number itself can be expressed as x/4 = x – 20.

**✦ Try This:** Half of a number is 7 more than the number itself. Form an equation.

Let the number be x

Then half of the number be x/2

A/Q

x/2 = x + 7

Thus, half of a number is 7 more than the number itself can be expressed as x/2 = x + 7.

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## One fourth of a number is 20 less than the number itself. Form an equation

**Summary:**

Thus, one fourth of a number is 20 less than the number itself can be expressed as x/4 = x – 20.

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