# The sum of the quotient of a number and 3 and 8 is 16. What is the number?

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**The sum of the quotient of a number and 3 and 8 is 16."**

One needs to translate from English to mathematics symbols. Sometimes, the words can be translated directly, piece by piece, from left-to-right, then the parts can be put together.

This one is one of those "left-to-right." translations:

"The sum of" involves adding two things, so we start with:

**"is" translates to "=". So,**

Using "x" for everything can make the eyes sore, so here we **use "N" for the unknown Number.**

**the first thing:**

"the quotient of a number and 3". Since "quotient of" means divide the first thing mentioned (an unknown number, N) by the second thing mentioned (3).

**We can fill-in part of the expression:**

**the second thing:**

The second thing being added is **8**.

**Now, finish the translation with a full equation:**

To solve the math problem, subtract 8 from both sides of the equation, then multiply both sides of the result by 3.

You should get:

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