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

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 12n
is the same as means "="
So,
3n = 12n
4n = 12
n = 3
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