Ten increased by 6 times a number is the same as 4 less than 4 times the number?

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Let "x" represent the number:6x + 10 = 4x - 4  (ten increased by six times a number equals four less than 4 times the number)6x - 4x + 10 - 10 = 4x - 4x - 4 - 10    (subtract 4x and 10 from both sides)2x = -14    (collect terms)2x/2 = -14/2    (divide both sides by 2 to isolate the variable)]x = -7The number you seek is -7.

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