#### Answer

The number is $43$.

#### Work Step by Step

First, we want to translate this word problem into an algebraic equation that we can solve.
Let's look at the different pieces of the statement:
"Seven subtracted from" means to subtract $7$ from another number.
"Five times a number" means to multiply $5$ by an unknown number $x$.
"Is $208$" means "$= 208$."
Now we can put these parts together to form an algebraic equation:
$$5x - 7 = 208$$
To solve this equation, we add $7$ to each side to isolate the variable on one side of the equation and the constants on the other:
$$5x = 215$$
Now we divide by $5$ on each side of the equation to solve for $x$:
$$x = 43$$