Posted by **nicole** on Monday, October 1, 2007 at 9:30pm.

The sum of a number and 2/5 (two fifths) of itself is 56. What is the number?

HOW IN THE HECK AM I SUPPOSED TO SET UP THIS EQUATION? PLEASE HELP... I AM DESPERATE!

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**Danielle**, Monday, October 1, 2007 at 9:32pm
Try:

56 = n + 2/5n

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**DrBob222**, Monday, October 1, 2007 at 9:35pm
What is your problem with solving the equation?

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**manny**, Monday, October 1, 2007 at 9:39pm
56 = 1n +(2/5)n

56 = (1+(2/5))n

56 = (7/5)n

n = (5/7)*56

n= 40

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