Eight less than 3 times a number is equal to 3 plus twice the number. What is the number?

Dec 18, 2016

The number is $11$.

Explanation:

Consider the number to be $x$. From the given data, we can write:

$3 x - 8 = 2 x + 3$

Subtract $2 x$ from both sides.

$x - 8 = 3$

Add $8$ to both sides.

$x = 11$