One-third of a number, decreased by six equals eight. What is the number?

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2020-11-21 22:31:36

the answer is 42. let X= a number. 1/3X-6=8 3(1/3x)-3(6)=3(8) X-18=24 (you have to cancel the -18 by adding 18, and what you do to one side you have to do to the other, so now its 24+18) X=42

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