# Three times the sum of x and 4 is 32. What is the number?

May 30, 2018

I tried this:

#### Explanation:

Let us re-write it as:

$3 \left(x + 4\right) = 32$

rearrange:

$3 x + 12 = 32$

$3 x = 32 - 12$

$3 x = 20$

$x = \frac{20}{3}$