# math

a certain number is tripled and then divided by 4. If after subtractiog 16 from the result, one gets 44, the original number is?

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1. 3 x / 4 - 16 = 44 Add 16 to both sides

3 x / 4 - 16 + 16 = 44 + 16

3 x / 4 = 60 Multiply both sides by 4

3 x = 240 Divide both sides by 3

x = 240 / 3

x = 80

Proof :

3 * 80 / 4 - 16 = 240 / 4 - 16 = 60 - 16 = 44

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