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# Thrice a number decreased by 5 exceeds twice the number by 1. Find the number

**Solution:**

Let the number be x.

A/Q

3x - 5 = 2x + 1

3x - 2x = 1 + 5

x = 6

Thus, the number is 6.

**✦ Try This:** Thrice a number decreased by 6 exceeds twice the number by 2. Find the number.

Let the number be x.

A/Q

3x - 6 = 2x + 2

3x - 2x = 2 + 6

x = 8

Thus, the number is 8.

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

**NCERT Exemplar Class 7 Maths Chapter 4 Problem 97**

## Thrice a number decreased by 5 exceeds twice the number by 1. Find the number

**Summary:**

If thrice a number decreased by 5 exceeds twice the number by 1, then the number is 6

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