# Six times the sum of a number and 3 is 12 less than 12 times the number. How do you find the number?

##### 1 Answer

Jun 21, 2018

The number is

#### Explanation:

Let's translate the sentence piece by piece:

- Six times...
#\to 6 \times ...# - The sum of a number and
#3 \to x+3#

So, the left hand side is

#12# times the number#\to 12x# #12# less than#\to 12x-12#

So, the right hand side is

We can write the equation

Bring all the