# Seven times a number is the same as 12 more than 3 times the number. How do you find the number?

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#### Explanation:

Make n as the unknown number.

actually

You can see that there are two different terms.

The terms that are alike are 7n and 3n.

You need to send either one term to the left or to the right.

I would choose the term with

So, I would bring

As you can see,

Simplify, if possible.

There are two terms with

What is

Yeah, it's positive

So now you have

How do you solve

As you can see,

So what is the opposite of multiplication??

Yes! It's division.

Send

Final step,

What is 12 divide 4?

Yeah! It's 3, huh? Easy as that.

So now you've found out that the number is 3.

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