When 142 is added to a number, the result is 64 more than 3 times the number. Find the number.

When 142 is added to a number, the result is 64 more than 3 times the number. Find the number.

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asked 2020-11-01
When 142 is added to a number, the result is 64 more than 3 times the number. Find the number.

Answers (1)

Let x be the number.
Adding 142 to the number gives x+142.
3 times the number is 3x so 64 more than 3 times the number is 3x+64.
If these two values are equal, then:
The number is then 39

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