# If 4 less than 3 times num. is 2 more than num. what is num?

#### RockerChick

##### New member
If 4 less than 3 times a certain number is 2 more than the number, what is the number?
(-1)
(-3)
(1)
(2)
(3)

So i'm getting stuck on the set up...i have :
3N - 4 + 2N ...am i on the right track?
If so what is the next step, just plug in answer choices for N?

#### Subhotosh Khan

##### Super Moderator
Staff member
Re: question

RockerChick said:
If 4 less than 3 times a certain number is 2 more than the number, what is the number?
(-1)
(-3)
(1)
(2)
(3)

So i'm getting stuck on the set up...i have :
3N - 4 + 2N ...am i on the right track?
If so what is the next step, just plug in answer choices for N?
If 4 less than 3 times a certain number --> 3N - 4

is --> =

2 more than the number --> N + 2

Now put these together and continue....