Jonathan thinks of a number.
He multiplies this number by 6 then subtracts 7.
His answer is 41. What was Jonathan's original number?
Jonathan's friend thinks of a number.
He then does the following operations:
Multiply by 2, subtract 5, multiply by 2 then add 66 (in that order). He finds that the number he ends up with is 11 times his original number.
What was Jonathan's friend's original number?
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