posted by cindy .
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?
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