## Introductory Algebra for College Students (7th Edition)

The number is $34$.
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: $x=\frac{272}{8} \\x=34$