Elementary Algebra

Published by Cengage Learning
ISBN 10: 1285194055
ISBN 13: 978-1-28519-405-9

Chapter 3 - Equations and Problem Solving - 3.3 - More on Solving Equations and Problem Solving - Problem Set 3.3: 32

Answer

The number is 34

Work Step by Step

Let n represent the number. Three times the number means 3n. A number subtracted from three times the number yields 68. So: 3n - n = 68 2n = 68 Divide both sides by 2 n = 34
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