# If one-half of a number is 8 less than two-thirds of the number, what is the number?

##### 1 Answer

Nov 23, 2016

The number is

#### Explanation:

First, let's call the number we are looking for

We can then write "two-thirds of the number" as

We can also write "one-half of a number" as

Finally we are told

We can now solve for

We next need to get the fractions over common denominators, in this case

We can finally solve for