Introductory Algebra for College Students (7th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-13417-805-X
ISBN 13: 978-0-13417-805-9

Chapter 2 - Section 2.5 - An Introduction to Problem Solving - Exercise Set - Page 165: 6


The number is $34$.

Work Step by Step

Let $x$ = the unknown number Then "the product of 8 and a number" means $8(x)$. Thus, the equation that represents the situation is: $8(x)=272$ Divide 8 on both sides of the equation to obtain: $x=\frac{272}{8} \\x=34$
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