# The sum of three times a number and 11 is 32. Find the number.

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I need help on this question : The sum of three times a number and 11 is 32. Find the other number..

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So,what do you need help for?

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try writing it as an equation.

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Find the other number..

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matthewmath

this smells like homework - so no one is just gonna give you an answer. try and make an equation that says the same as your prose

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...he sum of three times a number and 11 is 32.

Try reading it in reverse: 32 is...

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easier is

three times a number and 11 is 32.

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• 1 month later...

It says 3 times a number, we denote the number as variable x, so we multiply 3 to x and get 3x.

The next set words says "and 11", note and means addition or add and the first words says "the sum".

Is equal to 32 so we equate it to 32.

here it goes 3x + 11 = 32,

thus 3x + 11 - 11 = 32 - 11

3x = 21, dividing both sides by 3 you get 7

3(7) + 11 = 32 ----> 21 + 11 =32 -----> 32 = 32, correct

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