Posted by Candy on Wednesday, July 10, 2013 at 3:46pm.
Three times a number is the same as that number subtracted from 12. What is the number?
A) 6
B) 2
C) 2
D) 3
E) 4
I don't get what the question is asking
Its a little confusing

Math  Steve, Wednesday, July 10, 2013 at 3:50pm
just put the words into symbols
If the number is n, then
"three times a number" means 3n
"that number subtracted from 12" means 12n
is the same as means "="
So,
3n = 12n
4n = 12
n = 3