## Elementary Algebra

Three-fourths of a number equals 18. Find the number. Let X represent the number we need to find. Three-fourths of X equals 18. $\frac{3}{4}$ $\times$ X = 18 $\frac{3X}{4}$= 18 Multiply both sides by 4. 3X = 72 Divide both sides by 3. X = 24