Posted by **daniel's mom** on Wednesday, December 7, 2011 at 8:35pm.

if you divide this number by 2 you will get 3 multiplied by 6. Subtract 3 groups of 3 and you will get 3 multiplied by 9.

I am so confused trying to help my 8 year old figure this out i have come up with 9 then 36 then 0

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**Reiny**, Wednesday, December 7, 2011 at 8:56pm
Some number divided by 2 must equal 18

Obviously that number must have been 36

check: what is 36 ÷ 2 ?

3 groups of 3 would be 9 , so 9 subtracted from 36 leaves 27.

Is what is left 3 times 9 ?

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**daniel's mom**, Wednesday, December 7, 2011 at 9:05pm
so whats the answer please.

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**Reiny**, Wednesday, December 7, 2011 at 9:25pm
I stated it,

the number is 36

Did you not read my answer?

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