# Three times a number is 27. What is the number?

##### 2 Answers

The number is 9.

#### Explanation:

We can change this word problem into a number problem that looks like the following:

This makes it much easier to solve. Now we can do some basic algebra to solve for x, the number you're looking for.

This tells us that the number you're looking for is 9. We can check this by putting it back into the original problem.

3 times a number (9) equals 27.

3 times 9 equals 27.

This is correct and we have found and checked our answer!

#### Explanation:

Let's express the above statement using math.

Three times a number is 27

Now this is an equation that we can easily solve for

We divide both sides by

Our number is then

This is true because **Three times a number ( #9#) is #27#**