Twelve times a number is 96. What is the number?

2 Answers
Nov 14, 2016

Answer:

The number is 8.

Explanation:

Finding the answer is not difficult, but how to write the math for it is quite important.

With a place holder:

#12 xx square = 96#

#12 xx 8 = 96#

As an equation:

#12 xx x = 96#

#x = 96/12#

#x = 8#

Answer:

8 is the number.

Explanation:

#x# is going to represent the number. So let's start!

#x*12##=##96#

#x##=##96##*##1/12# (Isolate #x#)

#x##=##cancel96^8/1##*##1/cancel12^1#

#x##=##8#

So 8 is the number!

Reminder: Remember that #times# and #*# are both the same thing!

Check the answer:
#8##times##12##=96#

Yep, it's right!

I hope this helps!

-Moksha