4x+7 = 123... yeah you are right.
I can agree to disagree with you. I offered an alternate answer. As, if you read it out in your head it can sound like:
Four times a (number increased by 7)
Chill out on your flaming. It is highly counter productive.
Regards,
Ross
Edit: The PM you just sent me is unecessary, i'm unlikely to provide you with any response next time if you are to send such things.
Ross is right. This question can be interpreted in two different ways.
1:
(Four times a number) (increased by seven) is 123. Find the number.
4x + 7 = 123
4x = 116
x = 29
2:
(Four times)(a number increased by seven) is 123. Find the number.
4(x + 7) = 123
4x + 28 = 123
4x = 95
x = 23.75
Though, it is MORE likely that the 1st interpretation is the correct one due to the lack of a decimal point.