# Math

posted by Candy

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

1. Steve

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 "="

So,
3n = 12-n
4n = 12
n = 3

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