Posted by **Anonymous** on Saturday, March 29, 2008 at 12:30pm.

This is an SAT question of the day that I can't understand.

The sum of the digits of a three-digit number is 12. If the hundreds digit is 3 times the tens digit and the tens digit is 1 over 2 the units digit, what is the tens digit of the number?

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**bobpursley**, Saturday, March 29, 2008 at 12:52pm
I don't know what 1 over 2 the units digit means.

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**Anonymous**, Saturday, March 29, 2008 at 12:55pm
I don't know either. Could it just mean 1/2 more than the tens digit?

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**drwls**, Saturday, March 29, 2008 at 1:25pm
Let the digits be H, T and U

H + T + U = 12

H = 3T

T = (1/2) U

4T + 2T = 12

T = 2

T is the tens digit

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