#### Answer

number = 9

#### Work Step by Step

Let the number be x
sum of 8 and five times a number is 53
5 times a number means 5x,
So 5x + 8
the result is 53
5x + 8 = 53
Solve the equation
Subtract 8 on both sides of the equation
5x + 8 - 8 = 53 - 8
5x = 45
Divide 5 on both sides of the equation
$\frac{5x}{5}$ = $\frac{45}{5}$
x = 9
The solution is 9
Check. Go back to the original equation
5x + 8 =53
Replace x with 9
5*9 +8 = 53
45 +8= 53
53 =53
True, so 9 is the correct solution