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Write an equation for the following situation, and then solve for the unknown.

Please use x as the unknown variable.

 

The sum of twenty-four and a number is the same as three times that number. What is the number?

 

Your equation is:

 

The unknown number is:

 Mar 9, 2021
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we add 24 to x and we see that equals 3 times x, so our equation is 24+x=3x

 

now, we shift the x to the right hand side, to get 24=2x

 

we divide by 2, to get 12=x

 

our answer is 12

 Mar 9, 2021

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