# At the theater, one section of seats has 8 rows with 12 Seats in each row. In the center of each of the first 3 rows are 4 broken seats that cannot be used. How many seats can be used in the section?

$84$
"8 rows with 12 seats in each row" means a total of $8 \setminus \cdot 12 = 96$ seats in the theater.
"in the center of the first 3 rows are 4 broken seats that cannot be used" means broken seats $= 3 \setminus \cdot 4 = 12$ total
So we have $96 - 12 = 84$ usable seats.