A number is doubled and then the product is increased by 6. This sum is then multiplied by -3, and the result is 54 greater than three times the opposite of the number. What is the number?

Guest Oct 12, 2020

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A number is doubled 2x

and then the product is increased by 6 2x+6

This sum is then multiplied by -3 (-3)(2x+6)

and the result is 54 greater than three times the opposite of the number. (- 3)(2x+6) - 54 = (3)(-x)

(if the opposite of a number is the number * -1 ) x = -24

ElectricPavlov Oct 12, 2020