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 = -7**The number you seek is -7.