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john is think of a number. If you divide the difference of his number and 12 by 7, and then add 23, the result is 32. what is the number and can you explain your answer?

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Let the number be x.
Difference of his number and x = (x-12)

"divide the difference of his number and 12 by 7, and then add 23, the result is 32"

(x-12)\÷ 7 + 23 = 32

Can you solve for x?

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((x-12)÷ 7) + 23 = 32

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