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a number n is divided by 3 and the result is multiplied by 7 . then subtrat from the result to give 36 . what is the original number?

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    Is this the exact wording of the problem?

    Assuming "then subtract from result" is referring to the unknown number n,

    7(n/3) - n = 36
    7n - 3n = 108
    4n = 108
    n = 27

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