posted by Candy .
Three times a number is the same as that number subtracted from 12. What is the number?
I don't get what the question is asking
Its a little confusing
just put the words into symbols
If the number is n, then
"three times a number" means 3n
"that number subtracted from 12" means 12-n
is the same as means "="
3n = 12-n
4n = 12
n = 3